About Lipoa Point
Lipoa Point is the site of a conservation area, and provides breathtaking views of the rugged western Maui coastline. It is located just to the north of Honolua bay, and is a very popular surfing spot during the winter months when Mauis northern shores get hit with big southern swells. There is a coastal trail here that runs about a mile along the coast, and stretches from just after Honolua bay, across Lipoa point, and to Punalau Beach. Lipoa point has many small coves which provide some good places to snorkel during the summer months when the waves are smaller. The beach here is part of Honolua Bay, and lies in the Honolua-Mokuleia Marine Life Conservation District.
The large plateau that sits above the ocean was used to grow pineapples by Maui Land & Pineapple Company, but in the 40s it was the site of a Golf course. The reason why some locals call the spot golf links
Facts & Trivia
- Island: Maui
- Amenities: None
- Insider Tip: From Honoapiilani Highway is a parking lot that can be used to access the trail to Lipoa point and Honolua bay.
- Fun Fact: This area becomes flooded with surfers during winter months when a world class wave breaks in Honolua bay.
- What to Expect: Beautiful views looking back to Honolua Bay, a short coastal trail providing great views of Lipoa Point and Honolua bay, big waves during winter months, and good snorkeling and diving during summer months when the water is calmer.