A list of just some of the best Maui beaches to check out. You have to decide if you want rocks vs sand or safety vs big waves. White sand vs red sand vs black sand. Always be careful of the currents and some but not all beaches have lifeguards. Feel free to pick your top maui beaches after visiting an let us know.
Central Maui Beaches - East Maui Beaches
First beach as you get off the plane. It's quite a nice family beach. Literally tun right out of the Airport and go to the end of the road.
First rule of Waiehu Beach Park is don't talk about Waiehu Beach Park. Just enjoy the area north of Kahului.
One connects to the other. Baby beach is just as it states as in more small family friendly. Baldwin can have strong currents so be careful. On the Hana Highway but not too far from Airport and before Paia.
Some cool tide pools. Near Mama's Fish House past Haiku.
Lots of windsurfing going on here. Swells can close the parking lot area.
Home of the big surf dogs. Just watch safely from shore.....
South Maui Beaches
As it's name implies. A white sandy beach. Just don't try to eat the sand or put it in your drink. Bonus is it is near Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice in Kihei.
Nice smaller beaches with a lot of park space down the Kihei strip. III is a great place to watch the sunset. Expect party noise and locals throwing a BBQ.
A beach the locals love in Kihei.
Known for it's snorkeling.
A long stretch of Beach running from one resort to another. People watching indeed.
Black sand beach
One of the big daddy of beaches. It's a big sandy spot to lay out but the tides can be dangerous. A short walk across the rocks and you end up at a nudist beach (little beach).
West Maui Beaches
First one on the road to Lahaina. A beach with trees growing out of it. Relatively shallow but snorkeling and kayaking are good.
Mile Marker 14
Shhhhh. A smaller beach that has a good shelf to walk out into the water without large waves. A good place to just Float
Protective rock lagoon for the little ones. Has a clear view of Lanai
The beach and up to the special cliff diving area at Black Rock Beach. It's West Maui's signature beach and usually voted one of the best beaches in the world. The Hawaiian Royalties beach for a reason.
A very scenic bay with mad snorkeling
Reef protected so it's mellower
Rent a canoe and crush it brah.
Way up there. Usually calm clear waters of a protected marine reserve makes good snorkeling. Sandy with Surfing
This place is off the hook.
You survived the road to Hana. Now don't throwup in the ocean.
Red Sand Beach that;s kind of like a protected cove.
You have to check out the Seven Pools of swimming holes. Be very careful. Go much further and your Rental Car Insurance is no good.
Best Maui Beaches
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