Red Sand Beach

EASY 33 reviews

Red Sand Beach is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hana, Hawaii and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

0.8 miles
98 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



no dogs

Directions from Hana Highway: Follow the Hana Highway into Hana. At the police station take the left side of the Y, which is Uakea Road. Continue driving on Uakea Road to Keawa Place. Turn left on to Keawa Place to the Hana Beach Park.

19 days ago

This is a fantastic location. The trail to the beach will take about five minutes to walk and does have some mildly steep spots. There are some small tide pools and cliff jumping spots on the trail to the beach that are enjoyable. The beach is in a secluded location protecting it from wind and some weather. There is a ring of rocks out in the water that slow down the waves creating a calm location with clear water. The water is calm enough for small children to easily swim in.

27 days ago

just beautiful! Short treck, a bit slippery after heavy rain.

2 months ago

Incredible end of the trail to a hidden cove where the beach is. Some step cliffs but plenty of places to hang onto. Not many folks on the beach. Just a lovely place!

2 months ago

Fairly easy and short trail but it does have some steep drop-offs that could be deadly if you fall into the rough water. Be careful. The views of the crashing waves are amazing. Also, when we were there we saw some naked guys with their Johnsons all out and about so be careful and check before you bring the kids around the last corner where you see the people on the beach. The sign at the end of the trail says NUDE BEACH.

2 months ago

Such a beautiful beach! There are lots of signs on the trail that say it is dangerous, but it's really not a huge deal. There are some steep dropoffs, but the trail is sturdy and wide.

The beach itself was amazing. Not many people know about it, so we had it all to ourselves

2 months ago

Outstanding Red sand cove! Definitely a top 5 ever. The hike down builds the excitement then the natural cove and red sand is AWESOME!


Note: there is an old painted sign on the rocks near the beach that says "nude beach," this is likely dated and did not apply to our awesome excursion.

5 months ago

Quite easy and short. Gorgeous beach and cliff at the end

6 months ago

Short but steep path to get there and nice swimming area

7 months ago

Chill. Not really a hike.

11 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Easy quick stop on the Road to Hana. The trail, after a quick walk through a tall grass field, is mostly loose dirt and a bit thin with a steep fall into the rocks/water, but it shouldn't be a problem for most.

Make sure to go around the bend and climb down the rocks to get on the beach for a stunning surrounding and a great swim!

WARNING: Possibly a nude beach per writing on rocks near end of trail. However, I didn't witness any "brave" people.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

slippery and slick...

Monday, March 20, 2017

This beach is epic!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Easy hike out to a BEAUTIFUL red sand beach. Seriously, stunning.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Good experience, not the only place to see the red sand beach, but a nice easy route.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

with a rating of easy, I assumed it would be, well, easy. It isn't that it's treacherous but with the dirt it can be very slippery and dangerous. I saw many people turn around rather than risk it and I myself ended up sliding down in one spot. It was dry when we went and I would definitely NOT advise going when it's raining. Also, make sure to wear good footwear, flip flops could definitely be your downfall (literally) here. I would say this was a step up from easy as many people we passed wouldn't even attempt to go past the first stop.

Monday, January 02, 2017

it was a little tricky to get to but very was like having your own little beach. the rocks break up the waves and turns to the pool into sort of a champaign pool. It was a great experience.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A little bit dangerous, but magic.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Go early and watch your footing!

Friday, September 09, 2016

This is a short and easy trail to a small beautiful red sand beach. The beach is the result of a landslide. If the beach is not crowded, which it often is because it's small, its very cool and unique. It looked like a beach in s volcano. We especially Liked the rock break which keeps waves out of the bay.

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