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The natural beauty of Red Sand Beach in Hana Maui

Red Sand Beach is one of the unique highlights in Hana Maui, and worth a visit if you are brave enough to walk the narrow trail.  You can find the trail head near the end of Uakea Road in town. 

narrow trail going to Red Sand Beach in Hana Maui

Follow that trail at your own risk and be careful when navigating the steep parts that tower above the ocean.  Just go slowly and don't bring too many things with you.

First glimpse of Red Sand Beach

Once you arrive at this beach you will appreciate how lovely it is.  The sand really is red due to the broken down volcanic rock, and it will even be hot to the touch. Keep your shoes on until you get in the water.  Swimming here is fun in the little protected cove.  If you're adventurous, swim out beyond the rocks and do some snorkeling.  You'll see lots of brightly colored tropical fish and you might encounter a sea turtle... but don't touch!

The trail descending to Red Sand Beach in Hana

That's part of the narrow trail that you have to walk down to get onto the red sand.  Some people get a little nervous if they are afraid of heights.  In that case, just go back to another beach in Hana as there are many more to choose from.

Red Sand Beach, Hana Maui HI 96713

It's nice to take your time when visiting Hana and really enjoy the drive and the views along the way.  If you're staying in Hana while on vacation, there's not a lot of commercial activity and shopping to do, so the beaches and nature are of primary importance.  Nearby you'll find the famous Seven Pools or Oheo Gulch, which is part of Haleakala National Park.  Please be respectful of people who live in Hana and the surrounding areas, and drive carefully and pull over if needed.

Red Sand Beach, Hana Maui HI

If you live on Maui and you're thinking about moving to Hana, start your search for homes and vacant land in Hana here.

Contact me if you have questions about buying or selling Maui real estate.  I'm happy to help!

Thanks for reading my Maui blog...

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635

Comment balloon 13 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • May 31 2016 05:37PM

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Thanks for showing us the beauty of Red Sand Beach Georgie Hunter R(S) .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) over 1 year ago

Hello Georgie ...

Amazing photographs and I remember you telling me that Maui has red sand beaches, white sand beaches and black sand beaches. 

Some day I would love to visit Maui for a long period of time 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 1 year ago

Georgie, I have seen different color sands never seen Red Sand, wow how interesting and different, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Georgie, Hana is so beautiful.  And I remember the drive to get there as one of the scariest ever!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) over 1 year ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm You're welcome!

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz Yes it's true.  Plan on at least a couple of weeks when you come here for the first time.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 1 year ago

Endre Barath, Jr.  It's very striking... and you should see the black sand!

Patricia Kennedy It can be scary alright.. just this weekend a car went off the road and crashed onto the rocks below and the occupants had to be helicoptered out.  You have to pay attention!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 1 year ago

Will do Georgie and thanks for teasing VB with your wonderful photos 😎

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 1 year ago

Georgie, I can imagine what the black sand looks and feels like, nature is truly amazing, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

I am always pleased to see you write about the wonders of your Maui Georgie Hunter R(S) . I love being there!

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) over 1 year ago

What a beautiful place to call home.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 1 year ago

I will bet that sand does get seriously hot in the perpetual sunshine you enjoy. Have a wonderful day Georgie Hunter R(S) !

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One Group) over 1 year ago

Thank you for the information. I have not been to Hana. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 1 year ago

Aloha everybody!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 1 year ago

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