Maui's spectacular black sand beach is one of the most-visited attractions on the Hawaiian island. 

Located within Wai'anapanapa State Park, the beach is officially called Pailoa Beach, and sometimes called Honokalani Beach.

The small black sand beach is backed by lava cliffs, cloaked in lush tropical vegetation, for a picture postcard scene. It also features a sea cave.

Wai'anapanapa State Park, and the black sand beach, are located along the famous Road to Hana, very near the town of Hana on Maui's lush east coast.

Other than Pailoa Beach, the park offers hiking. You can walk past a blowhole, which is spectacular when in action, and sea arches and caves. 

Because it is very popular, Waianapanapa State Park requires reservations for non-residents of Hawaii. Or you can join a tour.

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