The island of Maui has 120 miles of coastline and over 30 fabulous beaches. With long, undeveloped sandy beaches in red, black or white sand, family-oriented beaches with lifeguards and picnic facilities or some of the world's best windsurfing beaches, Maui has a wide range of locations where land meets ocean. Find a Maui vacation rental close to your favorite beach or find a new beach to explore with our Beaches of Maui reference guide.
Keawakapu Beach - Only a half-mile from the Wailea Resort and vacation rentals, at the far southern end of South Kihei Road, this beach is a beachcomber's delight. A popular tourist destination great for swimming and is also very dog-friendly.
Kamaole Beach Parks I, II, & III - Locally referred to as Kam 1, 2 and 3, these beaches have lifeguards, parking, volleyball courts, gorgeous white sand and excellent swimming conditions making the Kamaole Parks local favourites in Kihei.
Various smaller Kihei Beaches - there are a series of beaches, tide pools and coves along 6 miles of the Kihei coastline. Some of them offer picnic facilities, restrooms and lifeguards whereas others or more undeveloped.
Oneloa Beach, Makena - Also known as "Big Beach" and Makena Beach State Park, this is one of Maui's main beaches worth a visit. It is also one of the largest undeveloped beaches on Maui, with white sand and stretching 2/3 of a mile long. Part of the Makena Beach State Park is the Black Sand Beach, where the coarse black lava sand, coral and rocks in the water offer a secluded and fairly unused beach.
Wailea beaches - Polo Beach, Wailea Beach, Ulua Beach and Mokapu Beach are all adjacent to one another. The Wailea Resort Beach Walk goes through all of them and is approximately two miles long. There is good snorkeling around the lava outcropping between Mokapu and Ulua beaches.
Napili Beach, Napili
Kapalua Beach - Also known as Old Fleming Beach, this beach was named "America's Best Beach" in 1991. It is a protected beach that offers great swimming - a favorite with families. Good parking and facilities.
Kaanapali Beach - This beach fronts most of the Kaanapali resorts with a concrete path that runs the lenght of the beach. Lifeguards, restrooms and shower facilities are available. Great swimming when calm but there can be high surf especially during the winter months.
DT Fleming Beach Park - Another 'America's Best Beach' award winner, this beach offers facilities including restrooms, lifeguards and picnic tables. There is a steep slope to the beach so caution needs to be taken when swimming.
Launiupoko Beach Park (Lahaina) - A popular destination for surfers, this small seaside park offers gorgeous views. A good place for whale watching in the winter season and picnics.
Puamana Beach County Park - Close to some of the Lahaina vacation rentals, this is an excellent beach for beginner or intermediate surfers. Many amenities available including restrooms, picnic tables and BBQ grills.
Kahana Beach Park - Protected by an offshore reef, this is one of the best beaches in the world for windsurfing and is also popular with surfers when the swell is high enough. Sailing and kite surfing are also good activities here when the offshore breezes come in. There are some facilities here such as restrooms and picnic tables.
Baldwin Beach Park (Pa'ia) - About a mile west of Pa'ia, this wide sandy beach drops off quickly. Good for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing and also beach combing but not so great for swimming. There are many amenities here.
Ho'okipa Beach Park (Ha'iku) - Great sandy beach with lookout points on the hill. Picnic facilities and lifeguards on duty. Fun place to watch the surfers.
Hamoa Beach (Hana) - Outstanding swimming and body surfing as well as showers and limited facilities are available on this family-friendly beach.
Hana Beach Park - Another favorite with local families, this is a popular swimming beach and many community events are held here.
Wainapanapa State Park - This 122 acre state park includes a black sand beach, sea caves, campgrounds, hiking trails and the remnants of the first road built around the island.