Keawakapu Beach

A lovely stretch of sand between Kihei and Wailea, Maui...

Picture of Keawakapu Beach in Maui, Hawaii.

Keawakapu Beach is a long stretch of fine white sand that stretches from budget friendly Kihei to Mokapu Beach in the luxurious Wailea, Maui. If you go, be sure to drink in the lovely views of Molokini Crater and the neighbouring island of Kaho'olawe. And if you stay long enough, you'll see that the sunsets are gorgeous!

Picture of expensive homes on Keawakapu Beach, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

The beach is backed primarily by very expensive homes (boy, would I ever love to live in one of those!)

On the north end there are a couple of smallish resorts: The Days Inn and the Mana Kai Maui Resort.

Resorts on Keawakapu Beach

Picture of the Mana Kai Maui resort on Keawakapu Beach. Picture of the Days Inn Resort in Maui, Hawaii on Keawakapu Beach.

Beach Activities

If you go in the morning when the waters tend to be calm, swimming and snorkeling are fun activities to try here. The best places to snorkel are near the rocky outcroppings at either end of the beach, where you might even see some sea turtles!

Need a break from the water? The sunbathing is always nice, or, why not build a sand castle?

Picture of snorkeling in Maui at Keawakapu Beach. Sand Castle at Keawakapu Beach

Winds tend to pick up in the afternoon, taking away those calm morning seas. But if you end up with afternoon wind and waves, all is not lost since the boogie boarding can be really fun here!

Have you tried boogie boarding yet? I highly recommend it - it's super easy to figure out, and loads of fun! If you're renting a condo, most of them will have boogie boards included, and even the resorts will have them, either free or available for rent.

Keep in mind that there are no lifeguards at this beach, so if you're unsure about the safety of entering the water, don't go out!

Picture of Keawakapu Beach in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

Directions to Keawakapu Beach

There are 3 entrances to the beach.

One is at the very end of South Kihei Road and is right next to the beach so you won't have far to walk from your vehicle.

The other, larger, parking area is located at the intersection of South Kihei Road and Kilohana Street.

If you're heading south down South Kihei Road, the parking lot will be on your left. when you exit the parking lot, there is a crosswalk. Once you cross the street, head to your right where you'll see a blue beach access sign and a concrete walkway that will take you to the beach!

Lastly, you can park at the north end of the beach also. There is an unpaved parking lot on the makai (ocean) side of South Kihei Road, just north of the Day's Inn.

The beach park is open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Nearby Attractions

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