Maui Beaches

Discover the wonders of Maui’s best beaches, located on the Sunny South Shore

Sugar Beach, Maui

Sugar 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.

Kihei Beach Resort is located directly on Sugar Beach. We are a true Oceanfront complex, offering you the convenience of strolling in and out of your condo right to the beach. Our swimming pool, lobby and landscaped grounds are just steps from the soft sand and gentle waves of the pacific ocean.

Other South Maui Beaches

Wailea Beach

A good spot for swimming and snorkeling. Great sunsets and a long walking path that connects Maui’s luxury resorts. Located in front of the Four Season’s and Grand Wailea hotels.

Ulua 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.

Maalaea Beach

Located between the two mountains that form Maui, this beach is at the mouth of a natural wind tunnel. A favorite among expert windsurfers and surfers. Whale watch right from the shoreline! While here, also enjoy the Maalaea Harbor, Sugar Beach and Kealia Pond. Just a short drive from Kihei and Lahaina.

Makena 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.

Kamaole Beach Park

All three beaches Kamaole I, II, II offer excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, water-skiing, and volleyball. All have lifeguards, restrooms and showers.

Kama’ole I

Also known as Charlie Young Beach

Kama’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.

Kama’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.

Charlie Young Beach

Kama’ole 1 is located directly south of Charlie Young Beach Park. 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. The park provides bathroom facilities and parking and has a central lifeguard tower.

Cove Park

The Cove is the southernmost of the sandy, low energy Kihei beaches. This sand and shell beach 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 and surf schools.