Photo Credit: Douglas Hoffman
“Secret Beach” in Makena is absolutely amazing! Usually has calm waters with the sea the color of an Aquamarine. Totally sandy with balmy breezes with plenty of room to lay and relax while sunning or reading a good book. A bit out of the way, but well worth finding it. Private and quiet…just what the doctor ordered! Now you can finally relax, as this is truly paradise found! – Marti Kent R(S)
Photo Credit: Lily Freeman
I like Charlie Young/ Cove Beach … I go out at the Cove a lot .. usually I start around 7am with my dear friend Alisa Castleton who owns Maui Wave Riders and her shop is across the street. My kids love going farther south to “dumps” they are bodyboard crazy.. and that is where this pic of my oldest was taken – Alana Rucynski, R(S)
One of my favorite beaches is Charlie Young as all I have to do is walk across the street from where I live and I am there. I love to wake up early go for a walk from Charlie Young to Kamaole Beach 2 and then back home before work. Sometimes I walk on the sand and other times I walk in the water or swim depends on the wave action. Great way to start my morning before going to work. Puts me in a great mood to sell paradise as I make time to enjoy it as much as others. – Lydia Pedro R (B)
Photo Credit: Matt Long, Land Lopers
I love all beaches on Maui because they are all beautiful in their own way. My favorite go to beach because it is in my neighborhood, is Wailea Beach. This beach fronts the Four Seasons, Grand Wailea and Wailea Point. I love Wailea beach for its soft white sand and calm, clear water. It is rejuvenating to take a quick dip after doing the famous Wailea Beach Walk. While in the water I like to look at my surrounding views of Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokini and the beautifully green magnificent Haleakala. How blessed to be surrounded by such beauty.
Photo Credit: Gigi King R(S), Luxury Maui Realty
I love a lot of beaches here on Maui, but I really love Maluaka Beach. The scenery is wonderful with Molokini and Kooholave out in front of you. It’s a great beach to go and relax, whale watch and enjoy the scenery! – Gigi King, R(S)
As a mother of two young children, I find myself comfortably enjoying Maluaka Beach. It is located in Makena. This beach has it all for my family: beautiful calm blue waters, turtles that can be seen off the shore, tide pools, shallow waters for kids to snorkel around Hawaiian reefs. It also has grassy areas with the benches and mature trees that provides an ideal shade after an hours spent under the sun. Clean bathrooms and showers are available. Parking is never a problem there. Maluaka Beach is our favorite beach! – Violeta Ylaite Russel, R(S)
Photo Credit: Lehia Apana, Everyday Maui
My favorite beach on Maui is Baldwin Beach on the North Shore. It is a beautiful white sand beach which stretches for a mile and a half. I enjoy a good beach walk here starting at Baby Beach with its sheltered water and ending at the rocky point on the far end where there is a cove which offers shade and gorgeous blue water for swimming. The stretch between is very alive ocean with waves and a great shore break that makes catching a wave and riding it in tempting! A great activity is to get into the water at Baby Beach and swim against the current toward the mouth of the cove and then to float back with the current taking you along. The reef is a few yards offshore so exploring the reef and looking for small reef fish is fun especially if you have a young friend with you. Baby Beach is a wonderful place to take kids and let them learn about the ocean. I suppose that is one of the reasons I like to go there as this is where my children learned to love the water. And, I met my husband at Baldwin Beach! Lots of good memories here for me. – Chris Haywood R(B)
Photo Credit: Liza Pierce, A Maui Blog
When I first moved to Maui 26 years ago , my introduction to the warm sand and calm crystal clear morning ocean waters was at Keawakapu beach (below Wailea Elua). What a wonderful site it was and still is . Get there early, since most afternoons after 2 pm we are blessed with the Maui trade winds. Bring your sun protection and a good sun umbrella, since there is almost no access to shade .