In a nutshell: A great place to have a picnic from the many nearby yummy take-out joints.
Minuses: Reef is right at the shoreline.
Sound-bite: “What’s an Okazuya?”
Very pretty beach park to sit out and just enjoy being there – swimming is restricted to a shallow pool situated between rocky ledges of reef. This long shallow pool is perfect for kids and there is also plenty of shade at the beaches edge.
Beyond the rocky ledges the ocean is shallow and even though it doesn’t appear in popular snorkel maps and guidebooks, there is actually pretty good snorkeling here. (See Google map below.)
Honokowai means “bay for drawing water”; in the old days there were freshwater springs at the water’s edge. The beach was also said to have been a canoe landing.
This park is a convenient place for a beach picnic, and there are several great takeout joints in Honokowai. Honokowai Okazuya and Fish Market Maui are two favorites, but there are so many more great choices – in fact there is more inexpensive takeout in the immediate area of Honokowai than anywhere else in West Maui.
This beach park also has playgrounds, picnic tables and and BBQ’s. (Note: While alcohol consumption is allowed at many beaches, it is not permitted at this beach park.)
Mile Marker: #25.9 (Hwy 30 aka Honoapiilani Hwy) to Lower Honoapiilani Rd. – See Google map below for exact location.
GPS Coordinates: 20.954541,-156.686422
Facilities: No Lifeguards, Shower, Bathrooms, Picnic Tables, BBQ, Playgrounds
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