South Maui Beaches near Kealia Resort

There are numerous world class beaches located within minutes of the Kealia Resort on Maui.
Kealia Resort itself is located on Maui’s famous Sugar Beach, 6 miles of sandy beach great for walking, swimming and ocean activities. South of Kealia Resort are the beautiful beaches of Kihei, Wailea and Makenna.



200-150-sbeachSugar Beach / Kealia Beach

Sugar Beach gets it’s name from the sugary consistency of it’s fine, white sand. Miles of excellent sandy beach to swim and snorkel. This is a popular location for walking the beach. Enjoy a long romantic walk from north Kihei to Maalaea on one of Maui’s most beautiful stretches of oceanfront. Whale watch as you enjoy the magnificent views. A favorite spot for kayak and canoe paddlers.


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A breathtaking white sand beach divided into big and little beach by Pu’u
Olai, a 360 foot cylinder cone. Great for picnics and sunbathing. Beware
of shorebreak, but snorkeling can be excellent with visibility at times
over 100 feet in the water.
Location: Piilani Highway, south past Kihei, south past Wailea.



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Ulua Beach in Wailea

A great place to catch Maui’s spectacular sunsets. Swimming, snorkeling and diving are also excellent.
Location: South Kihei Road to Alanui Road, about one mile south of Wailea.


200-150-covebeach2Cove Park – Kalama Park
Located at the South end of Kalama Park, Cove Park does not have much sandy beach, but it does offer a great place for novices to take surfing lessons. “The Cove” has generally small waves at the shore making it suitable for swimmers with at least some experience. The offshore reef may be sharp and dangerous and should be approached with care. The beach provides parking and a small boat ramp, and is also used by a canoe club. Nearby Kalama Park offers walking paths, volleyball courts, tennis, ball fields, inline skate rink, skatepark and a playground for the kids.



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Charlie Young Beach

Located in Kihei on the North end of Kamaole Beach I. This large sandy beach is great for sunbathing, swimming and families. Small waves make this location suitable for swimmers with at least some experience. Kamaole Park on the South end provides bathroom facilities and parking and has a central lifeguard tower.


Kamaole Beach Parks
All three beaches Kamaole I, II, III offer excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, sunbathing, and volleyball. All have lifeguards, restrooms and showers.
Location: Off South Kihei Road, at the southern end of Kihei.



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Kama’ole I Beach
Located South of Charlie Young Beach Kamaole I boasts a large sandy beach ideal for walking, swimming and laying out. Great for families. The park provides parking, bathroom facilities, and a lifeguard tower.


200-150-kam2beachKama’ole II Beach
Kam 2 – as they call it, has a nice sandy bottom and generally small waves, making this location ideal for swimming and water activities. There are great tide pools at the South end. Walk above the rocks to the nearby gazebo and Kam III beach park.(The occasional south swell can produce larger waves, a heavy shore break and rip current against the rocks, causing swimming to be dangerous). There
is a lifeguard tower and please respect any warning flags.



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Kama’ole III
Kama’ole 3 is located north of the Kihei Boat Ramp (Kamala Park). Waves are generally small at the shore making this location suitable for swimmers with at least some experience. Low rock ridges cross the far north and far south sections of the beach. The rocks may be sharp, slippery, and dangerous and should be approached with caution. The park features parking, bathroom facilities, and a lifeguard tower. Kam 3 has a huge grass area – ideal for picnics and watching sunsets, kids will love the swingset.