Beaches on Maui
A guide to Maui beaches organized by location.
North Maui Beaches
Baldwin Beach Park
This popular Maui beach park has a protected lagoon
area for safe swimming but the area outside the
lagoon often has rough surf, although not usually
as rough as nearby Hookipa Beach. Sometimes the
outer area is used for bodysurfing and bodyboarding,
but only the experienced shouod try it. Facilities
at H. A. Baldwin Park include restrooms, showers,
picnic tables, a pavilion, and fields for playing sports.
Hookipa Beach Park
One of the best beaches in the world for windsurfing
and also a great place for advanced surfing.
Located north of Paia, near Haiku, on the North
shore of Maui, off the Hana Highway. The
Red Bull King of the Air Kitesurfing competition
was sheld here 1999-2005 and the Aloha Classic
Pro-Am Windsurfing Competition still takes place there
every year. facilities include restrooms, showers,
and picnic tables.
Kanaha Beach Park
This beach is near Kahului, the largest town
on Maui. It is a popular spot for windsurfing
and sometimes for swimming. Facilities include
restrooms, showers, picnic tables, barbecue grills
volleyball poles, and phones.
Kuau Cove Beach
Waihee Beach Park
This beach has no restrooms or other
facilities but it is a popular
local surfing spot.
South Maui Beaches
Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve
Charley Young Beach Park
Kamaole Beach I - II - III
Three Popular swimming beaches with lifeguards, volleyball poles
and plenty of parking. The beaches are known
as Kamaole Bech I, Kamaole Beach II, and Kamaole Beach III.
This beach about a half mile from the Wailea Resort
has beaautiful views.
The area sometimes refered to as Kihie Beach
covers about six miles and it is actually
a series of sandy beaches, protected coves,
Small beach adjacent to the larger Makena State Beach.
Sometimes used for clothing optional sunbathing
and swimming, but note that public nudity is
not legal in Hawaii. OK spot for bodysurfing
and bodyboarding. There are hiking trails in
this area and facilities at the beach include
portable toilets and picnic tables.
Mai Poina Oe Iau Beach Park
Windsurfers amd kit esurfers use the south end of this
beach and the north end is the least
crowded. Facilities at Mai Poina Oe Iau Beach Park
include restrooms, showers, and picnic tables.
Good spot for whalewatching during the winter months.
Makena State Park
Large white sand bech with restrooms and picnic tables.
Also known as Makena Beach State Park.
Maluaka Beach Park
This great swimming and snsorkeling beach
is located by the Maui Prince Hotel. Green
sea turtles are often spotted here.
Also known as Maluaka Beach.
Mokapu Beach Park
This great swimming and snorkeling beach
has beach equipment concessions stands in
front of the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort.
Popular beach for swimming and snorkeling..
Facilities include restrooms and picnic tables.
Great swimming beach with a paved walway
to hotels, shops, and restaurants. Facilities
include restrooms and beach equipment rental
East Maui Beaches
A long gray-colored beach surrounded by
lava rock boulders and vegetatioin. The waves break close to shore,
and there is no protective reef, so swimming can be dangerous
at Hamoa Beach when the waves are high. Located on Haneoo
Road in Hana. Access is down a flight of stairs.
Waianapanapa State Park
In Hana, aka Black Sand Beach
West Maui Beaches
Alii Kahekili Beach Park
Black Rock Beach
Good for beginning snorkeling and swimming
except there are often strong currents
around Black Rock itself. Also a popular
spot for Scuba diving.
There are large hotels in this area and
walkway access to shops and restaurants.
Black Rock Beach is located on the north
end of Kaanapali Beach.
Fleming Beach Park
This popular and beautiful beach park is in West Maui just north of
the Kapalua Golf Resort, at the end of
Lower Honoapiilani Road. . Voted America's
Best Beach in (I think) 1991 and 2006. Great spot for
windsurfing and used also for board surfing,
bodysurfing, and swimming. Facilities at
D. T. Fleming Beach Park include
about twelve picnic tables, six barbecues,
restrooms, and telephones. Also known
as Old Fleming Beach and
Hanakaoo Beach Park
Honolua-Mokuleia Marine Life Conservation District
This white sand beach is the main beach for the Kaanapali
Resort Development. It is about three miles long.
There are beach concessions here, such as catamaran rides,
beach equipment rentals, surfing lessons, and
Is Kapalua Beach no longer called Fleming Beach?
See Fleming Beach above.
Kapalua Bay Beach
Launiupoko State Wayside Park
This popular family beach has a protected
area surrounded by a lava wall that makes
it a safe place for children to swim. Facilities
include restrooms and picnic tables.
Located south of Lahaina. Also known as
Launiupoko Beach Park.
Napili Bay Beach
This great snorkeling beach south of Kapalua
on Napili Bay is also a good place for
swimming and sunbathing.
Puamana Beach Park
Good swimming beach with enough consistent wave action
to make it a good spot for beginning and intermediate surfing.
Facilities include portable toilets, outdoor showers,
picnic tables, barbecue grills, and grassy areas.
Also known as Puamana Beach County Park.
Ukumehame Beach Park
Wahikuli State Park
Good beach with calm surf that is popular
for swimming, snorkeling and bodyboarding.
Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables,
and barbecue grills.
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