Black Sand Beach (Waianapanapa) on the Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii
The Story of "Black Sand Paradise"
There are many Black Sand Beaches in Hawaii, but Waianapanapa along the Road to Hana in Maui is easily the prettiest of them all! Vibrant shades of green adorn the stark black features of this volcanic paradise, while crashing turquoise waters polish the rocky shores.
Opting to explore Maui with by van, we stayed the night at the Waianapanapa State Park here to ensure two things; 1) That we could catch and photograph sunrise somewhere beautiful and 2) That we would have some of the amazing stops along the Road To Hana to ourselves. The park was absolutely incredible unto itself, and I highly recommend anyone planning this world-class drive schedule a night of camping at this facility.
Fall asleep under starlight and wake up in a black sand, volcanic paradise... What could be better.