Kamaole Beaches 1, 2 & 3
A very popular set of Maui Beaches for locals and visitors. Each beach park offers something unique depending on what type of activity you prefer. If you like to lay on the beach, Kamaole Beach I has the largest stretch of beach. If you like the idea of a large grassy lawn to have a picnic or have a small gathering, Kam 3 has the largest park. Kam 3 is located to the right of Maui Kamaole and great to watch sunsets.
One of our favourites! Keawakapu is a 7 mile long beautiful sandy beach located just a 5 minute walk to the left of Maui Kamaole and the boat ramp. Good for swimming, boogie boarding, snorkelling or just lazing in the sun. It’s a perfect beach for a long beach stroll or swim and usually less crowded than other beaches in the area. There is also a large grassy area at the Mana Kai Maui Resort that is perfect for yoga.
Also known as Big Beach, Makena Beach is a beautiful, long, wide, undeveloped sandy beach. Impressive, with huge views and a large shore break. The on-shore break can be dangerous. Not a safe beach for small children or inexperienced swimmers. Lifeguards on duty. Free parking available on the road. $10 parking charge to park in the Makena Beach State Park Parking Lot.
Consistently rated one of the world’s best beaches. The Wailea Beach is wide with perfect sand. If you don’t mind the the resort vibe (and a crowd to go with it) this is a truly outstanding beach. Luxury hotels including The Grand Wailea and The Four Seasons border the beach. Well maintained public access, bathroom facilities and plenty of free public parking is also provided for all.
Charley Young Beach
A local Maui beach favorite, Charley Young Beach is at the more quiet end of the Kamaole Beaches. Ironwood trees lining this end of the beach provide some beach shade. And the sand coves and shallow waters are a favorite of local families with small kids. The sand is fine and soft, and the impressive length of this beach (600 yards) is great for walks and runs.
With three miles of white sand and crystal clear water, Ka’anapali Beach is one of the best beaches on Maui. Also a favorite attraction at Kaanapali Beach is the cliff jumping off the beach’s northernmost cliffs known as Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock. To find the most central area of this beach, drive to Whalers Village Shopping Center and park your vehicle there.