North Shore Maui update – Ho’okipa gates to open earlier, 5:30 am

parking at hookipa beach park

Ho’okipa Beach Park

This popular north shore beach park gets a lot of use from early morning surfers, especially in the winter months with high surf.  During the pandemic the entry gates weren’t open until 7:00 am which was inconvenient for park users who would have to park along the highway.  Concerned community members took it upon themselves to petition the county to make a change to this schedule.  It worked!

As of April 1 2023 the gates will now be opened at 5:30 am in perpetuity.  The Surfrider Foundation took on the task for the first 3 months, and now it’s being handled by the County of Maui.  Read more about it HERE.

You can find Ho’okipa Beach Park along the Hana Highway, just a short distance past Kuau and Mama’s Fish House.  Go past the park to the entrance on the Hana side.  There’s usually plenty of parking unless there’s a big event or party going on.  Be sure to keep an eye out for the sea turtles resting on the sand, but please don’t disturb them.

Ho’okipa Beach Park
Mile Marker 9, Hana Highway
Pa’ia, Hawaii 96779



surfers at. hookipa beach park maui

Surfers at Ho’okipa Beach Park

sea turtles at hookipa beach park

Sea turtles on the sand at Ho’okipa beach in Paia Maui

kids in the water

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