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Beaches of Maui

With 120 miles of coastline, Maui boasts over 30 miles of beautiful beaches. On these world famous shores you’ll find white or black sand beaches, renowned surfing and windsurfing spots as well as some of the best beaches in the world to simply swim, snorkel and sunbathe. Many are easily accessible beach parks with lifeguards, picnic facilities and restrooms. Discover Maui’s world-famous beaches below.

Please note: Hawaiʻi's ocean and beach conditions are as unique as the islands themselves. Visit HIOCEANSAFETY.COM which constantly monitors the surf, wind, and reports from public safety officials that directly affect the conditions for safety of Hawaiian beaches. Use the hazard signs on HIOCEANSAFETY.COM as well to quickly assess conditions and help you find the appropriate beach for your visit.

South Maui Featured Beach: Mākena Beach

South Maui Featured Beach: Makena Beach

Also known as "Big Beach," this beautiful white sand beach is one of the most popular on the island of Maui. 


South Maui Beaches

Kamaʻole Beach Parks I, II, & III: Ample parking, lifeguards, volleyball courts and excellent swimming conditions make the Kamaʻole Parks in Kīhei local favorites.

Mākena State Park (Big Beach): Mākena State Park is one of Maui's signature beaches. With white sands extending nearly 2/3 of a mile long, it is one of the largest beaches in Maui.

Keawakapu Beach: A beachcomber's delight with classic views, this Kīhei beach is a half-mile walk to the Wailea Resort.

Kīhei Beach: A series of beaches, coves and tide pools along six-miles of Kīhei coastline. Some areas offer lifeguards, restrooms and picnic facilities.

Polo Beach: This Wailea beach is popular with Maui locals and visitors. Picnic tables and restrooms are available.

Wailea Beach: Wailea Beach offers excellent swimming with restrooms and equipment rentals. A paved beach walk lets you meander past Wailea's hotels, restaurants and shops

West Maui Featured Beach: Kāʻanapali

West Maui Featured Beach: Kaanapali

This pristine stretch of white sand is near some of the island's most popular resorts. 


West Maui Beaches

Kāʻanapali Beach: West Maui's "signature" beach, Kāʻanapali Beach offers three miles of white sand. Easy walking access from all Kāʻanapali hotels, this was named "America's Best Beach" in 2003.” Puʻu Kekaʻa, also known as Black Rock, on the northernmost section of the beach is excellent for snorkeling.

D.T. Fleming Beach Park: This classic Kapalua beach was named "America's Best Beach" in 2006. Facilities include picnic tables, restrooms and lifeguards.

Hanakaʻōʻō Beach Park:  A quiet beach with plenty of opportunities for water sports. 

Kapalua Beach: Known to Maui veterans as Old Fleming Beach, Kapalua was the first of Maui's beaches to be named "America's Best Beach" in 1991.

Launiupoko Beach Park: Just south of Lāhainā, this local favorite offers a unique natural pool surrounded by a lava rock wall excellent for small children. Picnic tables and restrooms are available.

Puamana Beach County Park: This Lāhainā beach provides swimming, picnic tables, restrooms, grills and a grassy park with waves that are excellent for beginning and intermediate surfers.

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North Shore Maui Beaches

Baldwin Beach Park: This picture-perfect Pāʻia beach with excellent swimming and bodysurfing. Also features a "baby beach" with a lagoon. Lifeguards, restrooms and picnic facilities are available.

Hoʻokipa Beach Park: A world-famous contest venue for professional windsurfing. Winter surf can be massive, with excellent and safe viewing for photography. Picnic tables and restrooms are available.

Kanahā, Beach Park: World famous for its excellent windsurfing conditions, Kanahā, also offers good swimming and diving. Close to Kahului, this beach is a popular spot for locals. Lifeguards, restrooms, showers and picnic tables are available.

Hāmoa Beach: Author James Michener called Hāmoa Beach the most beautiful in the Pacific. This Hāna beach was named one of "America's Best Beaches" in 2006. You’ll find outstanding swimming and bodysurfing as well as showers and limited facilities on this family-friendly beach.

Hāna Beach Park: A favorite with local families, Hāna Beach Park is one of the most popular swimming beaches on the island. Many local community events are held here.

Waiʻānapanapa State Park: Excellent camping facilities make Waiʻānapanapa State Park one of Maui's best beaches. You’ll find a black-sand beach with good swimming, snorkeling and freshwater pools. Advanced reservations required.

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