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Sea Caves and Black Sand Beach

Hawaii > Maui > Hana
Summary
Length0.4 mi
Elev. Gain40 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeBeach
The hike to sea caves and black sand beach is very short, yet lets you explore some amazing natural wonders. These features were created when molten lava met the sea.

Find a sign in the parking lot that directs you to the left, where you'll find an interpretive sign that tells the story of a Hawaiian princess who was killed by her jealous husband. As the myth goes, the water at the base of the sea caves turns red with her blood every so often. This phenomenon is actually the bloom of aquatic life.

From the trailhead, descend down the path on lava stairs and you will quickly see the first cave on your right. The vegetation is lush here, and makes for a beautiful sight. In a few more steps you will reach a small fork in the trail. The left path takes you to the second sea cave. Here you will also find a grand view of the bay below. Head back to the trail and follow the right path this time. Continue to descend down to the beach. Heed the many warning signs here as the currents and unexpected waves have caused far too many accidents here. Once you reach the destination, you'll find a tunnel in the cliff that goes out 25 yards to the ocean. Extreme caution should be taken here as the water can rush in and smash you against the wall, or sweep you out to the ocean.
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Best time to go
Year-round

Cost
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Hike Featured In...
Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Maui
By Suzanne Swedo
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 47.14' N
156° 0.07' W

Driving Directions:
From Kahului or Hana, drive to mile marker 32 on Highway 360. Follow the sign to Wai'anapanapa State Park. Drive 0.5 miles down the road to an intersection Turn left and park and the end of the road.
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Weather Report for Hana, HI
Breezy. Frequent showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 65 to 70 at the shore to around 52 at 5000 feet. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 48.6° F
Relative Humidity: 74%
Pressure: 30.34"
Dew Point: 40.7° F

Winds from the North at -9999.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation

Sunrise: 6:49 AM
Sunset: 6:25 PM
Weather reported from Melianani Place, Kihei, HI (KHIKIHEI14)
Forecast
Friday
Breezy. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then occasional showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs around 80 at the shore to around 62 at 5000 feet. Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph late in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Showers likely in the evening, then occasional showers after midnight. Lows 64 to 69 at the shore to around 51 at 5000 feet. Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Occasional showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 55 to 82. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Saturday Night
Breezy. Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows 46 to 71. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 2/22/2018 6:53 PM
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