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  • Hookipa Beach

    1. Hookipa Beach


    To see some of the world's finest windsurfers, hit this beach along the Hana Highway. It's also one of Maui's hottest surfing spots, with waves...Read More

    Hookipa Beach
  • Kapalua Bay Beach

    2. Kapalua Bay Beach


    Over the years Kapalua has been recognized as one of the world's best beaches, and for good reason: it fronts a pristine bay that is good for...Read More

    Kapalua Bay Beach
  • Makena Beach State Park (Big Beach)

    3. Makena Beach State Park (Big Beach)


    Locals successfully fought to turn Makena—one of Hawaii's most breathtaking beaches—into a state park. This stretch of deep golden sand abutting...Read More

    Makena Beach State Park (Big Beach)
  • Napili Beach

    4. Napili Beach


    Surrounded by sleepy condos, this round bay is a turtle-filled pool lined with a sparkling white crescent of sand. Sunbathers love this beach...Read More

    Napili Beach
  • Waianapanapa State Park

    5. Waianapanapa State Park

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Home to one of Maui's few black-sand beaches and freshwater caves for adventurous swimmers to explore, this park is right on the ocean. It's...Read More

    Waianapanapa State Park
  • 6. Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    South of Makena State Park, the road fades away into a vast territory of black-lava flows, the result of Haleakala's last eruption and now a...Read More

  • 7. Baldwin Beach


    A local favorite, this big stretch of comfortable golden sand is a good place to stretch out, jog, or swim, although the waves can sometimes...Read More

  • 8. Charley Young Beach


    This secluded 3-acre park sits off the main drag in a residential area. The sand is soft and smooth, with a gentle slope into the ocean. A cloister...Read More

  • 9. Cove Beach Park


    Go to the Cove if you want to learn to surf or stand-up paddle. All the surf schools are here in the morning, pushing longboard beginners onto...Read More

  • 10. D.T. Fleming Beach


    Because the current can be quite strong, this charming, mile-long sandy cove is better for sunbathing than for swimming or water sports. Still...Read More

  • 11. Hamoa Beach


    Why did James Michener describe this stretch of salt-and-pepper sand as the most "South Pacific" beach he'd come across, even though it's in...Read More

  • 12. Kaanapali


    The theatrical look of Hawaii tourism—planned resort communities where luxury homes mix with high-rise hotels, fantasy swimming pools, and a...Read More

  • 13. Kaanapali Beach


    If you're looking for quiet and seclusion, this is not the beach for you. But if you want lots of action, spread out your towel here. Stretching...Read More

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  • 14. Kalama Park


    Stocked with grills and picnic pavilions, this 36-acre beach park with plenty of shade is great for families and sports lovers. With its extensive...Read More

  • 15. Kalepolepo Beach Park


    This tiny beach is the site of the ancient Kalepolepo Village, the prized property of King Kamehameha III in the 1850s. Here the makaainana...Read More

  • 16. Kamaole I, II, and III


    Three steps from South Kihei Road are three golden stretches of sand separated by outcroppings of dark, jagged lava rocks. You can walk the...Read More

  • 17. Kanaha Beach


    Windsurfers, kiteboarders, joggers, and picnicking families like this long, golden strip of sand bordered by a wide grassy area with lots of...Read More

  • 18. Kapalua


    Beautiful and secluded, Kapalua is West Maui's northernmost, most exclusive resort community. First developed in the late 1970s, the resort...Read More

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  • 19. Keawakapu Beach


    Everyone loves Keawakapu, with its long stretch of golden sand, near-perfect swimming, and views of Puu Olai cinder cone. It's great fun to...Read More

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  • 20. Koki Beach


    You can tell from the trucks parked alongside the road that this is a favorite local surf spot. Watch conditions before swimming or bodysurfing...Read More

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