The Hawaii State Parks Wai’anapanapa page describes this area as “wild” coastline. We love visiting the black sand beach here and playing in the surf (when it’s calm).
The coastline here has an ancient Hawaiian trail that leads to the nearby fishing town of Hana. This eastern shore is windward, having ample amounts of rainfall producing the rugged, sometimes rain forest, environment.
From the Photographer:
“Black Sand Beach at Wai’anapanapa State Park, one of the many incredible sights along the Road to Hana. Maui No Ka Oi!”
Wai’anapanapa State Park offers good camping on flat grassy areas near this cove. There is also a cave with interesting legends just over the lava rock rise.