Red Sand Beach is a beautiful hidden cove cut into the Ka’uiki Head cinder cone. The deep blue ocean outside the cove pounds against the red lava coastline. The cove is protected on the ocean side by a high wall of jagged black lava rock making this a spectacular scene. The 10 minute hike to this cove is not for inexperienced hikers or children. Check with the locals to find out the best way to safely access this hidden treasure. Also, this is a nudist beach so beware.
Nahiku Cove is one of those off-the-beaten-path places to sit by yourself and be amazed by the beauty of Maui. Rugged lava coastline, blue sky and the Pacific Ocean. Wow! Take the Nahiku turnoff from the Hana Highway just past Makapipi Falls.
You can either stop on the Hana Highway lookout for a spectacular view of taro fields, an old Hawaiian village and the rugged lava coastline, or you can drive down to see this unique place up close. There is a stone church that dates from 1856 that is the only thing that survived the tsunami of 1946.
View of the beautiful black sand beach at Wai'anapanapa State Park in Hana. Just take the Waianapanapa Road off SR330 (Hana Highway). To the right of the cove is a natural lava arch carved by the relentless Pacific surf. Very picturesque place for a swim and a picnic.