Beaches on Maui
Located in South Maui, this 1/2 mile beach is popular with tourists and locals. The sand is very fine and soft, and slopes gently into the water. This is a dog friendly beach. There are parking lots but no stores or facilities. Best for vacation photography.
Located on Maui's West End, with golden sand, swaying palms, and calm waters. It is situated on a sheltered stretch of a crescent shaped bay that protects it from any rough surf, ideal for the less-than-adventurous swimmer and families with small children. Good beach for sunset weddings.
This popular beach is great for swimming when the ocean is calm but rip tides may develop when the surf rises. The beach is long, wide, sandy, and is surrounded by ironwood trees that provide wonderful shade. Services and amenities include BBQ grills, picnic tables, showers, restrooms, phones, and lifeguards. Great for snorkeling, body boarding, and surfing.
Baby Beach is a beautiful protected lagoon beach on the North Shore of Maui. The beach is protected by an exposed stretch of reef, creating a calm lagoon perfect for children, making it popular with families. It is also popular with runners and walkers. It is very scenic, has great views down the coastline, and is backed by dunes and a wooded area.
Known as "Big Beach," this beach is almost 2/3 of a mile long and over 100 yards wide. Often crowded on weekends, there is a second section of the beach connected by a path on the right. This smaller beach area is referred to as "Little Beach". Services and amenities include picnic tables, portable toilets, shady areas, paved parking lots, and hiking trails. Good for skim boarding and body boarding; snorkeling is not recommended.
Ulua Beach Park
Famous for the best Maui snorkeling and beginner scuba divers. It was recognized by South Maui scuba schools as being the easiest beginner dives in Maui. Also great for lying out or swimming. Small paved parking lot, showers, restrooms, no lifeguards.