Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach

Where the sand is dark, and the legends are even darker...

Take a stride on our black sand.

Wai'anapanapa Beach is incredibly renown for its glossy black sand, formed by the basalt that comes from volcanic activity in Hawai'i.

The legends are darker than the sand itself...

Learn and discover some of the legends that linger around Wai'anapanapa Beach, including the legend of the murder of Chief Ka'akea's wife, Popo'alaea.

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Explore a rarity like no other in the world.

Come to Wai'anapanapa Beach!

A primary and active coast, Wai'anapanapa Beach, located in Maui, Hawai'i, is home to many unique features and oddities, such as its black sand, deep and magnificent caves, and its mysterious legends and myths!