“The Valley Isle”

Maui Paradise Escapes

Maui Beaches

Ringed by 120 miles of coastline, Maui boasts over 30 miles of beaches. Many are easily accessible beach parks with lifeguards, picnic facilities and restrooms. Others are undeveloped, pristine, "secret spots" off the beaten path. All of Maui's beaches feature sparkling crystal-blue waters, tropical trade winds, and azure skies that go on forever.

Most of Maui's beaches have white sand but black and red sand beaches are also a part of our island's inventory. Several of Maui's beaches are known worldwide for unrivaled surfing and windsurfing conditions. Others are well suited for the beginning snorkeler, beachcombers, families and children. Scroll down this page for an overview of Maui's favorite beaches.


Black Rock
D. T. Fleming Beach Park
Ka'anapali Beach
Kapalua Beach
Launiupoko Beach Park
Puamana Beach County Park
Wahikuli State Park

Be aware of rapidly changing conditions and
heed all warning signs when visiting Maui's beaches.


Kama‘ole Beach Parks I, II and III
Keawakapu Beach
Kihei Beach
Mai Poina ‘Oe Ia‘u Beach Park
Makena Beach State Park
Maluaka Beach
Mokapu Beach Park
Polo Beach
Ulua Beach Park
Wailea Beach


Kanaha Beach Park
Waihe‘e Beach


H. A. Baldwin Beach Park
Ho‘okipa Beach Park
Hamoa Beach
Hana Beach Park
Red Sand Beach
Wai‘anapanapa State Park

Even though the ocean is Maui's playground there are precautions to observe. Offshore winds and currents can be powerful and they can change suddenly. That means not straying too far from shore or heading out to kayak, windsurf or sail if warning signs are posted, or if conditions warrant caution.

Please understand that the descriptions below are intended only to provide general information about Maui's beaches. Just because a beach is described as being good for beginners, as having good swimming, or as being calm, this does not mean that the beach is right for you. In addition, conditions can change without warning. You must use your own best judgment to determine whether a particular beach is appropriate for you and your ability level.

Maui Activities


  • Helicopter Tours

  • Road to Hana Tour

  • Land Tours

  • Whale Watching Tour

  • Hiking Tours

  • Zipline Tours

  • Maui gold Pineapple Tours

Other Activities

  • Snorkeling

  • Bike Rides

  • Parasailing

  • Sunset Sailing

  • Scuba Diving

  • Submarine Rides

  • Luau Dinner Shows

  • Dinner Cruises

Visit a Waterfall

Waterfalls are located in various spots throughout Maui. It is highly recommended for vacationers, especially those whose first trip it is to Maui, to visit some of these beautiful scenic spots and view the crystal clear falls. There are a number of these beautiful spots in the town of Hana and individuals may be amazed at the beauty that surrounds these waterfalls.

Experience a Fire Dance

Perhaps one of the most sought after activities vacationers like to get involved in while visiting Maui is the native fire dance demonstrations. The various dances that originated in Hawaii are ones which are displayed in shows throughout Maui. One in particular that individuals should attend is a fire dance display. This will not only impress but also amaze all who attend.

There is so much to see and do while spending a vacation in Maui. The question for vacationers to ask is not what to do while in Maui but how to fit everything in during a single vacation. Vacationers of all types and tastes are sure to have a fantastic and entertaining time during their visit to Maui and will leave the island with wonderful memories.