What are the best Maui beaches, and which ones can you go to?
All beaches in the state of Hawaii are public. You can go to any beach in Maui, no matter where on the island you are staying. This page will help you decide which Maui beaches to go to during your vacation. I’m partial to west side beaches, but that’s because we have a place up here. Every side of Maui has at least one amazing beach worth visiting.
Click on each of the below links for detailed beach information and photos.
Also, to get a quick glimpse at the best of the best, please check out this great top 10 Maui beaches video.
- 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
- Kahekili Beach Park — Airport Beach Maui immediately north of Kaanapali Beach
- Fleming Beach — Boogie boarding beach in Kapalua
- Sugar Beach — Great place for a long walk on Maalaea Bay
- Charley Young Beach — Good swimming beach in Kihei
- Kapalua Beach — Lava arms embrace this bay
- Napili Beach — Condos, restaurants, and great sunsets
- Makapu Beach — At the Andaz Maui Wailea hotel
- Ulua Beach — At the Wailea Beach Resort Marriott hotel
- LaPerouse Bay — black lava beach at south end of Makena Road
- Honolua Bay — hidden snorkeling bay and forest walk in the northwest corner of West Maui
- Hookipa Beach — windsurfing beach with big waves on Hana Highway 2 miles east of Paia
- Slaughterhouse Beach — scenic hidden beach surrounded by cliffs
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)–
- 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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