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Keawakapu Beach

Keawakapu Beach

From break of day to twilight, this sparkling stretch of sand is a showstopper. Extending from south Kihei to Wailea’s Mokapu Beach, Keawakapu is set back from the main road and less visible than Kihei’s main...

Beach in Kihei

Kamaʻole Beach Park III

Covered in a blanket of golden sand, Kamaʻole Beach Park III has full facilities and lifeguards, plus a playground and parking lot. Great spot for a beach day. The shaded picnic tables start filling up early on...

Beach in Kihei

Charley Young Beach

On a side street, out of view of busy S Kihei Rd, this neighborhood beach is the least touristed strand in Kihei. It’s a real jewel in the rough: broad and sandy, and backed by swaying coconut palms. You’re apt...

Beach in Kihei

Kamaʻole Beach Park I

A pretty, golden-sand beach with full facilities and lifeguards, plus a volleyball court and a parking lot. Travelers with disabilities can access the ocean at Kam I using accessibility ramps and the sand beach...

Church in Kihei

David Malo’s Church

Philosopher David Malo, who built this church in 1852, was the first Hawaiian ordained to the Christian ministry. He was also co-author of Hawaii’s first constitution and an early spokesperson for Hawaiian...

Historic Site in Kihei

Koʻieʻie Fishpond

In ancient Hawaii, coastal fishponds were built to provide a ready source of fish for royal families. The most intact fishpond remaining on Maui is the 3-acre Koʻieʻie Fishpond. Constructed more than 400 years...

Park in Kihei

Kalama Park

Athletes, skateboarders and toddlers who need to roam will appreciate this expansive seaside park. Sports facilities include tennis and basketball courts, ball fields and a skateboard park. Also on site are a...

Beach in Kihei

Kamaʻole Beach Park II

This lovely beach has full facilities and lifeguards. A wooden accessibility ramp for visitors with disabilities leads from the park to the beach. Street parking only.

Beach in Kihei

Kalepolepo Beach Park

This compact park beside the headquarters for the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is a nice spot for families with younger kids. A grassy lawn is fronted by the ancient Koʻieʻie Fishpond, whose stone...

Beach in Kihei

Punahoa Beach

This discreet postage-stamp-sized beach, embraced by a rocky lava shoreline, is Kihei’s best bet for swimming with turtles. Forget it, however, if it’s not a calm day. The beach is reached via shoreline access at...

Beach in Kihei

Mai Poina ʻOe Iaʻu Beach Park

This long sandy beach at the northern end of Kihei is a popular morning launch for outrigger canoes and kayaks. After the wind picks up in the afternoon, it’s South Maui’s main venue for windsurfing.