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.

A Golden Expanse

Sugar Beach Maui

Sugar Beach stretches along the coast of Maui for several miles, linking the northern section of Kihei with the port of Ma'alaea. This superb section of shoreline offers exceptional scenery and opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and diving. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this exciting beach!

A Popular Local Beach

Kenolio Park stands just across the street from the southern tip of this beachfront. The northern extremity of this long strip of fine golden-brown sand reaches into the southern outskirts of Ma'alaea. The shoreline in this location curves around a significant portion of Ma'alaea Bay. For those that live in places like Kihei Villages or Kai Makani, going to Sugar Beach is as easy as walking across the…

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The Coastal Border of Wailea and Makena

Wailea Polo Beach

The Wailea Resort boasts several outstanding beaches that front the community. Polo Beach, known in Hawaiian as Ke Ono O' Polo, along the southern coast of Wailea, provides an excellent setting for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. 

About This Beach

Polo Beach lies south of Wailea Beach, and immediately north of Palauea Beach. A hillside adjoins this site. The topography offers both advantages and disadvantages. While the generous width of the beachfront permits panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from this location, the terrain does limit available shade along the beachfront.

Some beachgoers choose to use umbrellas or canopies to escape from the sun during the hottest hours of the day.

The beach…

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Kamaole Beach Park II

About Kamaole 2

The excellent white sand beach at "Kam 2" extends for nearly a third of a mile. The beach park directly adjoins South Kihei Road, with parking available immediately off the roadway. People descend from the entrance down a short hillside to reach the Pacific Ocean. Maui County recently refurbished an ADA-accessible ramp to ensure everyone enjoys excellent access to this beach.

A fine covering of sand extends offshore, making this location ideal for swimming, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, and other water activities. Lifeguards watch over the waterfront during the hours when the park remains open to the public. Nonswimmers should exercise caution since the gradient of the land beneath the water proves steep in a few locations.

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Ulua Beach Maui

The luxurious Wailea Resort offers incredible access to some of the most acclaimed beachfront property in Maui. Every year, millions from around the world journey long distances to enjoy these magnificent shores. One of the loveliest and more private beaches, Ulua Beach, holds a well-deserved reputation as an excellent location for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.

A Renowned Beach in Wailea

Ulua Beach, a crescent-shaped expanse of powdery golden sand, extends along the southwestern coast of Maui for approximately an eighth of a mile. To the north, a rocky outcropping known as "Turtle Reef" separates this beachfront from Mokapu Beach. Access this location from Ulua Beach Road, just off Wailea Alanui Drive. The roadway adjoins a small…

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Kamaole Beach Park I

Visitors from around the world travel to Maui to enjoy its refreshing tropical climate and superb beaches. One of the most distinctive oceanfront locations appeals to full-time residents and tourists alike: Kamaole Beach Park 1. The beach offers a wonderful location for an array of recreational pursuits: sunbathing, volleyball, swimming, snorkeling, and paddleboarding.

One of Three Kamaole Beaches

Kihei boasts a total of three Kamaole beaches, extending along a coastal tract well over two miles in length. Kamaole Beach 1, the most northerly of the trio, also stretches across the greatest distance. It lies immediately north of Kamaole 2. Access this location from the 2300 block of South Kihei Road.

Kamaole Beach Park 1 delights people…

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The Kihei Beach Lifestyle at Kam 3

Kamaole Beach Park III

Kamaole Beach Park III offers a great location for enjoying fun-filled oceanfront excursions on Maui. This popular local beach in Kihei supplies activities for people of all ages. This is one of the most popular areas to stay on South Maui with several great resorts offering accommodations nearby.

A Distinctive Kamaole Beach

Three beautiful Kamaole beaches extend along Maui's coastline in South Kihei. All of these sites attract the interest of visitors. Kamaole III as the most southerly of the three Kamaole beaches stands closest to Keawakapu Beach. It begins just a short distance north of the Kihei Boat Ramp and ends in a rocky point formerly known as Kalaehuku.

This unique beach offers a wide expanse of…

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Keawakapu Beach in South Maui

Keawakapu Beach

Keawakapu Beach enjoys an acclaimed reputation. This lovely expanse of fine golden sand extends between the Wailea Resort and the southernmost outskirts of Kihei. It attracts vacationers and full-time Maui residents alike. Keawakapu Beach Park supplies public parking on Kilohana Drive across the street from the shoreline.

A Scenic Location

This beachfront features a wide swathe of soft, finely textured sand. In fact, the sandy terrain extends far into the offshore area in many places, enabling visitors to wade comfortably into the water. It furnishes an especially popular site for swimming.

Many beachgoers enjoy strolling through the thick sand on the shore, or simply relaxing on the beach. The sparkling blue…

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On An Island In The Sun

Best Beaches West Maui

Beautiful West Maui attracts visitors from around the world. This region features many outstanding beaches, far too many to cover in one brief article. However, some of the most acclaimed sites enjoy well-deserved reputations as delightful recreation spots. Every beach on Maui has something special to offer, imagine the thrill of spending happy hours relaxing in these choice locations:

Launiupoko Beach Park

The 6.7-acre Launiupoko Beach Park lies just south of Lahaina, a popular tourist center and a historic town featuring numerous attractions. Lahaina offers museums and marine centers, fine restaurants, and unique boutiques. Launiupoko Beach Park sits at the bottom of a large hill that goes up to the Launiupoko…

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South Maui's Best 5 Beaches

Maui's Best Beaches

If you’re heading to Kihei, Wailea, or Makena, then chances are that hitting the beaches is at the top of your priority list. There are many incredible things to do on the island and sights to see but these Maui beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. From serene spots with beautiful sunsets to great waves for water sports, the beaches of South Maui have it all! Read on to learn about the top 5 South Maui Beaches that you will want to visit during your time here.

Big Beach

Big Beach is possibly the most beautiful beach in South Maui if not the entire island. It is located in Makena Beach State Park and is known officially by the names Makena Beach and Oneloa Beach. Its white sands extend to…

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