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Southwest Maui Beaches

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18 Maui Beaches in the Lahaina, Kaanapali, Maalaea area

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Black Rock Photo

Black Rock
Kaanapali, Maui

Large black lava rock that separates the two halves of Ka’anapali Beach.  Snorkeling is legendary around the rock, lots of fish and coral.  Be careful of the current around the rock.  Watch for turtles.

● Lifeguards
● No facilities

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Canoe Race Photo

Hanakaoo Canoe Beach
Lahaina,  Maui

Take your pick from jet skiing, boogie boarding, body surfing, watching canoe races and swimming.  Snorkeling not good here due to bad visibility.  Popular with locals, especially on weekends.

● Lifeguard
● Bathhouse with toilets and sinks
● Picnic tables, some covered and barbecue pits
● Outdoor showers

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D.T. Fleming Beach Park Photo

D.T. Fleming Beach Park
Kapalua, Maui

Long and wide beach with lots of shade.  Very popular with locals, weekends can be very crowded.  Facilities aren’t as well kept as other parks.  Boogie boarding can be good, afternoons very windy.

● Lifeguard
● 12 picnic tables and 6 grills
● 2 parking areas, one with 80 spaces
● Restrooms inside lifeguard station, 1 outdoor shower
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Haycraft Park Photo

Haycraft Park
Maalaea, Maui

● No lifeguard
● 2 picnic tables and 2 grills
● Ten parking spaces
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Honokowai Beach Park

Honokowai Beach Park
Kaanapali, Maui

Swimming and snorkeling poor but nice place to come and eat your lunch.  (Honokowai Okazuya Deli is close by.)

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Kaanapali Beach Photo

Kaanapali Beach
Kaanapali, Maui

One of the best beaches on Maui.  Concrete path which runs from Black Rock to the Hyatt.  Much celebration at Black Rock at sunset.

● Lifeguards
● Restrooms, showers
● Seasonal high surf

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Kahana Beach Photo

Kahana Beach
Kahana, Maui

Marginal beach.  Sometimes has problem with seaweed.

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Airport Beach Photo

Kahekili/ North Beach / Airport Beach
Kaanapali, Maui

Great park, beach and facilities.  Popular for scuba divers.    Great views of Lana’i and Moloka’i.

● Bathhouse with toilets and sinks
● Covered picnic pavilion
● Picnic tables and barbecue pit

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Kaopala Beach
Southwest Maui

● Swimming
● Boating
● Camping Nearby
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Kapalua Beach Photo

Kapalua Beach
Kapalua, Maui

Known as one of the best swimming beaches in Maui.  Great place to walk into the ocean without getting beaten by the surf most of the time.  Snorkeling not very good.
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Keonenui Beach
Southwest Maui

Usually a wide, white spread of sand.  Slightly cloudy water, sandy bottom with steep shorebreak.
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Launiupoko Beach Park Photo

Launiupoko Beach Park
Lahaina, Maui

Gorgeous views of Lanai and Molokai.  Good place for surfers when waves are up.  Good for whale watching in winter season.

● 6 Picnic tables, 1 grill
● 1 comfort station and 1 portable toilet
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Pohaku Park Photo

Pohaku Park (Also called S-Turns Park)
Kahana, Maui

Good for picnics or sunsets.  Water is murky, swimming not advised.
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Napili Beach Photo

Napili Beach
Napili, Maui

Large sandy beach, can get fairly crowded.  Sand slopes steeply into the water, use caution when entering. 

● No lifeguard
● Restrooms located at Napili Kai Resort

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 Oneloa Beach Photo

Oneloa Beach
Kapalua, Maui
(There is another beach of the same name in South Maui.)

A real gem.  Long, luxurious beach, uncrowded most of the time.  Left third of the beach has a sandy, padded bottom making for wonderful swimming when calm.  Climb up the rocks on the left side to explore tide-pools and cove.  No shade, can be windy.

● No facilities except shower
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Puamana Beach County Park Photo

Puamana Beach County Park
Lahaina, Maui

Gentle in most conditions, but can take a big swell from southwest, west and northwest climbing to 6 feet plus.  Small waves most of the year.

● 10 picnic tables and 2 grills
● 32 parking spaces
● 3 portable toilets
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Ukumehame and Papalaua Parks Photo

Ukumehame and Papalaua Parks
Southwest Maui

Stretches of beach between 11 and 13 mile markers on Highway 30.  Extremely easy access.  Good snorkeling where the road leaves the shoreline climbing toward the tunnel facing southeast.  Good place to pull over and enjoy the view.

● 12 picnic tables and 9 grills
● 2 portable toilets
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Wahikuli Wayside Park Photo

Wahikuli Wayside Park
Southwest Maui

Often nearly empty during the week.  Restrooms can be pretty bad.  Marginal beach, murky water.  Wahikuli means noisy place  which is appropriate as this park is close to the highway.

● 26 covered picnic pavilions with 12 barbecue grills
● 3 restroom pavilions
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