Beaches of Maui Blog

Maui's best beaches with up to date information about things to do, points of interest, and how to get the most out of your day at the beach.

Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project

Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project

Growing concerns about sea level rise and coastal erosion in Kahana on West Maui have led the Maui County Planning Department and the Kahana Bay Steering Committee to develop a comprehensive plan of action to not only protect the condominiums along the coast but to restore the Kahana beach entirely. This plan is currently known as the Kahana Bay Erosion Mitigation Project. 

Looking at the picture above it's hard to imagine that just 30 to 40 years ago a large beach existed in front of the Kahana coastline. Kahana Bay beach is all but gone today and the coastal condos in Kahana along with one residential property are in danger of being destroyed by rising sea levels. 

What's Being Done in Kahana To Restore…

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The Kapalua Coastal Trail is For Nature Lovers

Kapalua Coastal Trail

Even if you're not staying in Kapalua, getting out and exploring the natural beauty of the Kapalua area on foot is a wonderful idea. Three of Maui's best hikes originate in Kapalua, and these are the Coastal Trail, the Village Trail, and the Mahana Ridge Trail. Each provides a different experience for you to enjoy. The Kapalua Coastal Trail is popular among locals and visitors, and it provides you with a relaxing way to explore beautiful beaches, discover popular attractions, and admire gorgeous resorts. Before you embark along this oceanfront trail in Kapalua, there are a few things that you should know.

Getting There and Where to Park

Many people who hike along the trail take advantage of…

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Wing Foiling on Maui

Wing Foiling on Maui

The opportunities for ocean adventures on Maui are seemingly endless. In fact, all of the great wind sports are here to enjoy such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, foiling, and wingfoiling. Maui is the perfect destination for wing foiling due to our predominant winds, particularly on the northern and southern shores.

Wing foiling has become increasingly popular in recent years and enjoying this unique-looking sport on Maui will undoubtedly deliver the adrenaline rush that adventure seekers are looking for. In fact, the sport looks a little tricky and it can be, here's what should you know before wing foiling on Maui?

What Is Wing Foiling?

While the idea of using a foil for lift dates back to the 19th century, Jim…

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Makena Will Take Your Breath Away

Makena Maui

One of the most appealing aspects of real estate in Makena is the presence of some of the most breathtaking white-sand beaches anywhere in the world. The splendor of the oceanfront property in Makena makes it some of the most sought-after real estate anywhere in the world. 

While there is certainly plenty to do in the area thanks to the presence of great restaurants, world-class shopping facilities, snorkeling, hiking, and more, most people who choose to buy Makena real estate do so because they love the quick access to some of the world’s most glorious beaches. While all of the beaches in Makena are incredible, these are my five favorites.

Big Beach

Big Beach is the most prominent beach in the…

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Makena's Hottest New Golf and Beach Development

The Fabulous Makena Golf and Berach Club

This lovely coastal spot in the southwestern part of Maui enjoys a scenic setting with privacy and elite properties. Nestled between world-class beaches like Maluaka Beach and the lush green foothills of Haleakala, many of the outstanding properties surrounding the Makena Golf and Beach Club will command exceptional Pacific Ocean views.

An Exciting New Development

Planning continues for the construction of a number of proposed residential enclaves in the Makena area. The Maui Prince Hotel stood along this section of coastline for many years. The 310-unit Makena Beach and Golf Resort subsequently replaced it. Recently, Discovery Land Company commenced renovations near the site to erect a…

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A Beautiful Beach and Reef

Napili Bay Beach Maui

Lovely Napili Bay lies approximately 12 miles north of Lahaina, just a short distance south of Kapalua Bay. This crescent-shaped golden-white sand beach contains rocky outcroppings along both ends. Several luxurious condo developments overlook this scenic West Maui beachfront.

About Napili Bay

Similar to some other beaches along the far northwestern shores of Maui, this one receives protection against high waves. Coral reefs located about 100 feet offshore form a natural barrier. They help create excellent conditions for many different types of water activities: wading, swimming, snorkeling, paddling, and surfing.

Lovely tropical vegetation adjoins some portions of this section of coastline. A fine sand carpet in…

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Surf, Paddle, and Get Together at Launiupoko Beach Park

Launiupoko

Just south of Lahaina, Launiupoko Beach Park is a wonderful place to enjoy mellow waves, great paddleboard conditions, and a large grassy area perfect for parties and get-togethers. Located at the base of the hill up to the Launiupoko residential subdivision, this beach park offers several picnic tables, showers, and restrooms as well.

About This Idyllic Beach Park in Lahaina

The park stands at Mile Marker 18 (Kai Hele Ku), along the Honoapiilani Highway just south of Lahaina (adjoining the only stoplight on the roadway between Lahaina and Ma'alaea). This beach park encompasses some 6.7 lush acres and includes both sections with thick vegetation, as well as a grassy lawn overlooking the…

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An Idyllic Coastal Retreat

Kapalua Bay West Maui

Kapalua Bay in northwest Maui enjoys an internationally acclaimed reputation as a spectacular recreational site. It adjoins the popular Kapalua Resort. This scenic section of West Maui's coastline offers magnificent views of the blue Pacific Ocean. During clear weather, people enjoy stunning vistas of Lanai and Molokai in the distance. The surrounding beaches and golf courses here appeal to vacationers from around the world.

The Beachfront at Kapalua Bay

A fine golden-brown sandy carpet forms a crescent along this shoreline. Both ends of the beach end in rocky outcroppings of hardened lava, reminders of West Maui's volcanic past. Blessed with warm, balmy weather and a sheltering reef, this location supplies an…

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Makena State Park Features Local Favorite Big Beach 

Big Beach Makena Maui

Beachgoers seeking an undeveloped shoreline appreciate the beautiful beaches in Makena State Park. This pristine site encompasses a stretch of Maui's southwestern coastline adjoining a thickly forested hillside. It offers magnificent Pacific Ocean views.

About Makena Beach State Park

This popular Hawaii State Park contains an eye-catching section of Maiu's shoreline, including several beaches. The most prominent, Big Beach, offers a broad expanse of fine white sand. It forms a thick crescent covering a length of nearly 3,300 feet. In some places, the beach spans widths of 100 feet between the water's edge and the adjoining hillside.

The sandy surface continues far offshore. Occasional rocky…

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A Royal Retreat

Kaanapali Beach

Scenic Ka'anapali Beach draws visitors to West Maui in large numbers. This location offers an ideal site for many types of ocean-based recreational activities. The warm, sunny climate of the region ensures people enjoy many opportunities to experience fun outdoor pursuits during every season of the year. Real estate buyers frequently search for luxurious properties overlooking this popular site.

There's a Lot to Love About Ka'anapali Beach

Beautiful Ka'anapali Beach provides a soft surface of fine golden-white sand. It extends in a crescent-shape along the coastline of West Maui for a distance of just over a mile and a half. This oceanfront begins roughly two miles north of Lahaina, close to the Hyatt Regency Maui.…

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