Maui Beaches

Palauea Beach (White Rocks Beach)

On either side of this gleaming beach, there are outcrops of rock formations that create a lovely cove for schools of tropical fish.
Beach Amenities: N/A
Swimming Conditions:  Sandy bottom and sloped entry, great for swimming and playing
Facilities: Parking
Water Sports Rentals: No
How to Get There: Located just off Makena Road, down a dusty
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Makena, Wailea, Polo Beach

Po’olenalena Beach

A long stretch of beach where the water is generally gentle. The beach is lesser known, and during the week it is usually uncrowded.
Beach Amenities: Parking Spaces, shower
Swimming Conditions: Usually gentle, but can be a bit rougher on windy days
Facilities: port-a-potty
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There:  Drive, Location is between Wailea Golf Club Dr. & Makena Surf
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Wailea

Makena Big Beach

Scenic wild beach park characterized by prominent cinder cone Pu‘u Ola‘i and large white sand beach. Prominent spot for indigenous sea turtles and fish.
Beach Amenities:  Lifeguards, trash cans, picnic tables, hiking trails
Swimming Conditions: Amazing snorkel location, good for swimming.
Facilities: Portable toilets
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Drive Makena Alanui Rd., (4 Mi S of Grand Wailea Resort)
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Malauka Beach, an amazing snorkel location

Makena Little Beach

Little Beach is a unique kind of paradise, but should be reserved for adults only. If your dream is to step back to a time of hippies, free love, and decreased social boundaries, then this is our dream destination. This beach is “clothing-optional”, although you may feel over- dressed in a bikini.
Beach Amenities: See “Big Beach”
Swimming Conditions: Swimmable, but use caution
Facilities: Big Beach Facilities
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Walk from Makena Big Beach
Tours: No
Nearby Attractions: Makena Big Beach

Launiupoko State Wayside Park

Though this beach may not have some of the eye-catching, picturesque qualities of other Maui beaches, it has many other qualities that make it a fine beach for the day. There is a wonderful little cove for the kids to kick around in and find tiny sea creatures.
Beach Amenities: Picnic tables set under palm tree shade
Swimming Conditions: Good conditions for swimming and beginner surfing
Facilities: Parking, Grills, Restrooms, Telephones, Child Wading Pool.
Water Sports Rentals: N/A
How To Get There: Located along the Lahaina Coast off of Highway 30 south of Puamana Beach Park and before Kulanaokala’i Beach.
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: 3 miles from Lahaina

Baby Beach

This calm little beach is perfect for the kids. The protective reef which surrounds the beach gives it shallow depth and gentle waves.
Beach Amenities: Close to town of Lahaina
Swimming Conditions: Gentle waves, good for beginners
Facilities: No
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Park Car near Kenui Street and Walk to Beach
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Downtown Lahaina

Black Rock

Known as an excellent snorkeling location, it is easily identified by its signature outcroppings of black lava rocks. Look forward to seeing sea turtles and other exotic marine life.
Beach Amenities: N/A
Swimming Conditions: Fair, good for snorkeling
Facilities: Showers only, restrooms in nearby hotels/resorts
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Drive and Walk, Parking at nearby Whaler’s Village and Sheraton hotel
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Whaler’s Village, Shopping and Dining

Napili Bay

Napili is a sparkling white, crescent-moon-shaped oasis. This is a very popular beach and for good reason.
Beach Amenities: Nearby convenience store, parking lot, showers
Swimming Conditions: Good for surfing, bodyboarding, and swimming
Facilities: Restrooms at nearby resort
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Drive, park along street
Tours: Maui Fun Company
Nearby Attractions: Kapalua Golf Club, Kapalua Spa, Ironwood Ranch

Kahekili Beach Park

This beach is named for the last King of Maui. Featuring a long stretch of sand and a shallow entry, Kahekili is perfect for first time snorkelers and swimmers.
Beach Amenities: Covered Picnic tables, Paved parking lot, boardwalk
Swimming Conditions: Fair
Facilities: Restrooms
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Drive and park, off Kai Ala Drive
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Ka’anapali Golf Course, Gemini Charters sailing, Royal Lahaina Luau

Baldwin Beach Park

This is an incredible beach for experienced boogie boarders, as well as for those who enjoy walking and sunbathing to their heart’s content.
Beach Amenities: Lifeguards, picnic pavilion, parking lot, shade
Swimming Conditions: Fair, but use caution when windy
Facilities: Restrooms, showers
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Drive and Park
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Alice in Hulaland, Maui Living Spa, Maui Country Club


Stop at Ho’okipa beach to witness truly heart-stopping surfing feats. The winter swells bring big surf and big surf riders from all over the world. The cliffs are a perfect spot to check out his local and legendary scene.
Beach Amenities: Picnic facilities, Observation decks, parking
Swimming Conditions: Dangerous in some areas
Facilities: Yes
Water Sports Rentals:
How To Get There: Drive and park
Tours: No
Nearby Attractions: Baldwin Beach, Baby Beach


If you happen to be in Maui in the winter, you must experience Jaws. This is Maui’s most famous break, with 40 foot waves coming through from late fall to mid winter.
Beach Amenities: None
Swimming Conditions: No Swimming
Facilities: No
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Drive, between Mile marker 13 and 14 on rt. 36
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Twin Falls, Road to Hana, Maui Dragon Fruit Farm

Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)

Red Sand Beach is charming and exotic for so many reasons. There are protected pools that are good for swimming, and of course the signature red sand.
Beach Amenities: None
Swimming Conditions: OK in certain areas, use caution
Facilities: None
Water Sports Rentals: No
How To Get There: Drive and hike down path
Tours: N/A
Nearby Attractions: Hana Lava Tube, Kahanu Garden

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