Along Maui’s eastern edge near the small fishing town of Hana you will find beautiful Honokalani black sand beach. Located within Wainapanapa Sate Park, this beach offers pleasant coastal hikes, blowholes, and nearby ponds and bamboo forests. It is well known for its jet black sand that practically shouts out in contrast to the bright blues and greens that encroach upon it.
The park has camping for tents and cars. There are a couple of well-groomed walking paths and interpretive signs along part of the shoreline. A walk farther west will take you over jagged a’a lava fields to short cliff overlooks that are constantly buffeted by waves that have gone untouched for roughly 2,000 miles.