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Maui Beaches

South Maui Beaches near Island Sands Resort
There are numerous world-class beaches located within minutes of the Island Sands Resort on Maui. All beaches on Maui are public, South of Maalaea harbor are the beautiful beaches of Kihei, Wailea and Makenna.

Haycraft BeachMaalaea Beach - Next to Island Sands Resort
Located at the North end of a 5-mile stretch of Sugar Beach. This beach is steps from the Maui Island Sands Resort. Located between the two mountains that form Maui. Favorite activities include walking, surfing and whale watching right from the shoreline! 

 

Haycraft BeachDid you know that Humpack Whales swim from Alaska to Maalaea Bay to have their babies?

From January thru April, you can sit on your lanai and watch this annual ritual. Or better yet, get on a whale watch boat to get up close and personal. It's an amazing experience to see these 40 ton animals.

Sugar Beach Kihei MauiSugar Beach
Sugar Beach gets it's name from the sugary consistency of it's fine, white sand. Miles of excellent sandy beach to swim and snorkel. This is a popular location for walking the beach. Enjoy a long romantic walk from north Kihei to Maalaea on one of Maui's most beautiful stretches of oceanfront. Whale watch as you enjoy the magnificent views.

Cove Park, Kihei, Good for Surf LessonsCove Park - Located at the South end of Kalama Park, Cove Park does not have much sandy beach, but it does offer a great place for novices to take surfing lessons. "The Cove" has generally small waves at the shore making it suitable for swimmers with at least some experience. The offshore reef may be sharp and dangerous and should be approached with care. The beach provides parking and a boat ramp, and is also used by a canoe club. Popular surfers beach, many beginners.

Charlie Young Beach , KiheiCharlie Young Beach
Located on the North end of Kamaole Beach I. This large sandy beach is great for sunbathing, swimming and families. Small waves make this location suitable for swimmers with at least some experience. Kamaole Park on the South end provides bathroom facilities and parking and has a central lifeguard tower.

 

Kamaole 3 beach, Kihei MauiKamaole Beach Park
All three beaches: Kamaole I, II, III offer excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, sunbathing, and volleyball. All have lifeguards, restrooms and showers.
Location: Off South Kihei Road, at the southern end of Kihei.

 

Kamaole 1 beach, Kihei MauiKama'ole I - Located South of Charlie Young Beach Kamaole I boasts a large sandy beach ideal for walking, swimming and laying out. Great for families. The park provides parking, bathroom facilities, and a lifeguard tower.

 

Kamaole 2 beach, Kihei MauiKama'ole II - Kama’ole 2 is located north of Kihei Boat Ramp. This beach has generally small waves that surge of the moderate-gradient swash zone, making this location suitable for swimmers with at least some experience. Larger waves produce a heavy shore break and rip current against the rocks, causing swimming to be dangerous. There is a lifeguard tower in the South.

 

Kamaole 3 beach, Kihei MauiKama'ole III - Kama’ole 3 is located north of the Kihei Boat Ramp (Kamala Park). Waves are generally small at the shore making this location suitable for swimmers with at least some experience. Larger waves produce a heavy shore break and rip current in the south, causing swimming to be dangerous. Low rock ridges cross the far north and far south sections of the beach. The rock ridges and bordering basalt rocks may be sharp, slippery, and dangerous and should be approached with caution. The park provides parking, bathroom facilities, and a lifeguard tower.

Makena Big BeachMakena Beach (Big Beach & Little Beach)
A breathtaking white sand beach divided into big and little beach by Pu'u Olai, a 360 foot cylinder cone. Surf can be dangerous during the summer months, but snorkeling can be excellent with visibility at times over 100 feet in the water.
Location: Piilani Highway south past Kihei, south past Wailea.

Ulua Beach Wailea MauiUlua Beach
A great place to catch Maui's spectacular sunsets. Swimming, snorkeling and diving are also excellent. South Kihei Road to Alanui Road, about one mile south of Wailea.

 

 


 

 

 

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