At the south end of Hana Bay is Hana Beach Park. This park is a great place to hang out, have a barbeque, or just play on the beach. It's a beautiful picturesque bay nuzzled under the foothills of eastern Haleakala. It serves up some of the most memorable ocean and mountain views. There are a few pavilions with picnic tables and BBQs; the pavilions are even supplied with electric outlets.
There are fresh water showers and plenty of shade for those seeking shelter from too much Maui Sun, or rain. Hana Beach is right in front of the pavilions on the south end of the park. The water seems to be a little murky on the inside but that is due to the color of the sand. It is sort of a brownish black, probably because of the added presence of lava rock in the environment.
Clear blue water is just a hundred yards offshore ofHana Beach. There’s a small boat dock/fishing pier that you’ll often see kids jumping off of. This place is great for fishing. There’s an outrigger canoe regatta held here every spring that marks the beginning of canoe season. It is safe swimming and kayaking inside the Hana Beach Bay, but outside the bay the waters get very rough and it is very windy. You’ll see right away that the trade winds hit Hana first and are completely unabated.