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 seeking a spacious, fine sand beach, especially those that are within walking distance from their condo in Kihei. Shaped roughly in the form of a crescent with rocky extensions on both ends, it maintains a long, flat central area. A series of low sand dunes help shelter the waterfront from the noise of passing traffic on South Kihei Road.
An Ideal Place to Enjoy The Pacific Ocean
This beach park supplies both a lifeguard station and well-maintained public restrooms. It furnishes three picnic tables, plus several grills. An ADA-accessible ramp leads from the parking area to the beach. The park also includes a maintenance shed. During good weather, people enjoy playing volleyball on the shore. The surrounding sand provides an excellent surface for the game.
The greatest number of visitors stop at this beach during weekends. Fortunately, an additional parking lot lies directly across the street. The broad expanse of golden sand along "Kam 3" enables groups of visitors to spread out across the beachfront.
The most northerly section of Kamaole Beach Park I carries the designation "Charley Young Beach." It maintains separate roadway access. Residents of Maui named this portion of the coastline in honor of a long-time resident who lived nearby for many years.
Charley Young Beach lies directly across South Kihei Road from the Maui Vista condominium complex. It enjoys popularity as a recreational area due to its wide expanse of thick sand, and the presence of nearby trees. They supply welcome shade for visitors during hot weather. Shallow pools in this location please people interested in aquatic life. Nonswimmers should exercise caution wading out far into the ocean due to the steep offshore gradients in some spots (the lifeguard station stands on the far end of the beach some distance away).
Explore a Variety of Fun Outdoor Leisure Pursuits
What types of recreational activities do visitors enjoy at Kamaole Beach Park 1? This lovely section of Maui's coastline supplies a great place to swim, snorkel, or use a stand-up paddleboard. Experienced swimmers sometimes enjoy taking laps along the entire beachfront.
Visitors who arrive without any aquatic gear may decide to lease some items for use at the beach. Directly across the street from "Kam 1," Auntie Snorkel rents a variety of equipment, including masks, snorkels, flippers, stand-up paddleboards, beach chairs, umbrellas, and Go Pro cameras (for underwater filming).
Nearby Condos And Businesses
Vacationers sometimes prefer to reside close to the beach. Several luxurious Kihei condo communities stand close to Kamaole Beach 1. For example, visitors frequently rent two-bedroom units at the Pacific Shores at 2219 South Kihei Road or condos at the Royal Mauian a few blocks further south. Located on seven lush acres, the lovely Ke Alii Ocean Villas also supply opulent accommodations for Kamaole 1 beachgoers.
Many nearby local businesses cater to visitors. For example, the popular Cafe O'Lei in Kihei at 2439 South Kihei Road serves elegant dinners, as well as lighter fare (including sandwiches and salads). Some visitors choose to buy takeout meals at the Maui Bread Company in Dolphin Plaza for beachfront picnics. Enjoy a wide assortment of excellent dining options in this location!
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