People walking on the beach of Kaanapali.

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Kaʻanapali Beach Walk

West Maui

This one-mile pathway between Kaʻanapali's fancy resorts and gobsmackingly beautiful beach offers a gentle stroll, with sunset and people-watching opportunities galore. Park in Whalers Village to explore the pathway, dotted with restaurants, activity centers, tiki bars and plenty of extravagant hotel features, from cascading waterfalls to flamingo pools.

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1. Whalers Village Museum

0.08 MILES

Lahaina was a popular restocking stop for whaling ships traveling between Japan, the Arctic and New England during the Golden Age of whaling (1825–60)…

2. Kaʻanapali Beach

0.26 MILES

Home to West Maui’s liveliest beach scene, this gorgeous stretch unfurls alongside Kaʻanapali’s resort hotels, linking the Hyatt Regency Maui with the…

3. Hanaka‘o‘o Beach Park

0.91 MILES

The long, sandy Hanakaʻoʻo Beach Park, extending south from Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, has a sandy bottom and water conditions that are usually safe…

4. North Kaʻanapali Beach Walk

0.95 MILES

Stretching south from Kahekili Beach Park to the Sheraton Maui, this paved path is pleasant for a morning stroll, passing tropical trees, a cafe, a golf…

5. Kahekili Beach Park

1.05 MILES

This idyllic golden-sand beach at Kaʻanapali’s less-frequented northern end is a good place to lose the look-at-me crowds strutting their stuff further…

6. Wahikuli Wayside Park

1.29 MILES

Just 2 miles north of the heart of Lahaina and right on the road to Ka'anapali, this multi-section county park follows the shore and is great for walking…

7. Wahikuli Wayside Park

1.49 MILES

Two miles north of Lahaina, Wahikuli Wayside Park occupies a narrow strip of beach, with three separate parking areas, flanked by the busy highway…

8. Honokowai Beach Park

2.31 MILES

The real thrills here are on land, not in the water. This family-friendly park in the center of Honokowai has playground facilities and makes a nice spot…