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Ho'okipa Beach Park

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Address: Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96768
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Ideal for surfers and windsurfers.

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See turtles on the beach and watch surfers

This beach is great if you want to watch or do surfing and windsailing. The giant turtles crawl up onto the sands and sunbathe and tourists can take photos of them but not get too... read more

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This beach is great if you want to watch or do surfing and windsailing. The giant turtles crawl up onto the sands and sunbathe and tourists can take photos of them but not get too close. Beautiful views there and also from the upper parking lot.

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Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely beach and watching the turtles come ashore was awesome. There was one that had a large tumor on the side of its face.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You will see many sea turtles if you visit the beach later afternoon up against the rocks. We saw 35 yesterday. You need to keep your distance but they are just beautiful!!! We went to the beach 3 times to see them :)

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here twice to watch the water/ waves / surfers. Gorgeous views for the island Close to mamas fish house so stop by while waiting for your reservation

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The waves, the water and the coastline are just beautiful! The water here is the true color of aquamarine.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This not a beginner's surf beach. And it's a perfect place to watch the surfers dancing with the big waves. Sometimes I was worried if they were swallowed by the sea till they came out of nowhere. It was amazing to watch! And there are turtles in the corner of the beach, resting. Just be quiet. Occasionally one of them... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw 50 turtles on the shore hanging out. We chatted with a naturalist that was there helping to protect these amazing creatures. It was amazing. We were warned that this was a locals beach and to just stay out of their way. We didn't have any issues.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ho'okipa Beach Park is a great place to find many Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. The beach is also very famous for the windsurfers who frequent the beach and take advantage of the wind and waves. But the Turtles are amazing - A MUST SEE.

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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach to watch sea turtles, and surfers. Watching the sea turtles was amazing. Great place to watch wind surfing and board surfing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by to see the surfers, there were a buck of wind surfers as well as board surfers. There was also about 16 Hawaiian green turtles dining themselves on the beach a very neat sight.

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