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Beaches of Maui

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It’s no secret. Maui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the US. And the world, for that matter. If that is news to you, you’re in for a treat. Whether you’re on the west side of island near Kaanapali or Lahaina, sitting in the sun on the south side in Kihei or Wailea or by the more untouched beaches past Paia on the your way to Hana, there’s always a jaw-dropping beach to check out right around the corner on Maui. Here, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the beautiful beaches of Maui. Welcome to Maui.   And while no one could refute that all of Maui’s beaches are amazing, here’s a list of five of our favorites.


Five Maui Beaches You Don’t Want to Miss  


Comprehensive List (click here)


  • Kaanapali Beach  —  If you stay on or visit the west side of Maui, you’ll want to check out this out, because it is the most famous of all Maui beaches
  • Kamaole Beaches  —  If you’re on the south side, you’ll probably spend some time at one of the Maui beaches at the three Kamaole Beach parks
  • Big Beach  —  Maui’s largest undeveloped beach, far from the hotels and the crowds
  • Baby Beach  —  Best Maui beach for young children
  • Mile Marker 14 Beach  —  Good Maui beach for snorkeling
  • Keawakapu Beach  —  Very popular developed beach at the south end of Kihei
  • Charley Young Beach  —  Good swimming beach in Kihei
  • Hookipa Beach  —  windsurfing beach with big waves on Hana Highway 2 miles east of Paia

Each of the above links will take you to a page with a lot more information about each Maui beach.   Other Maui beaches in addition to those linked above:


West side beaches not in above links (in order from north to south)–  

  • Honolua Bay on Highway 30 before Mile Marker 33
  • Kapalua Beach on Lower Honoapiilania Road
  • Napili Bay Beach on Lower Honoapiilani Road
  • Kahana Beach on Lower Honoapiilani Road
  • Honokowai Beach park on Lower Honoapiilani Road
  • Launiupoko Beach Park on Highway 30 south of Lahaina

South side beaches not in above links (in order from north to south)–

  • Polo Beach Park near 3750 Wailea Alanui Road
  • One’uli at Makena Alanui dirt road

North side beaches not in above links–

  • Baldwin Beach on Hana Highway near mile marker 6

East side beaches–

  • Waianapanapa State Park on Hana Highway near mile marker 32
  • Hana Bay on Highway 360 at mile marker 34
  • Hamoa south of Hana
  • Oheo Gulch on Hana Highway at mile marker 42


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