Maui has a variety of prized beaches. Picking your favorite isn’t just about beauty and utility — it’s also about safety. Lifeguards protect just nine of Maui’s 81 BEACHES. D.T. FLEMING BEACH PARK is situated on sand dunes at mile marker 31 on Highway 3, east of Kapalua. The park actually begins on the 16th hole of Kapalua’s golf course.
H.A. BALDWIN PARK is located on Hāna Highway between Spreckelsville and Lower Pā‘ia, where bodyboarders and bodysurfers are drawn to the consistent wave action.
HĀNA BEACH PARK is a favorite with local families.
HANAKAŌ‘Ō BEACH PARK (or CANOE BEACH ), located at the south end of Kā‘anapali Beach, is a launching site for many of the island’s outrigger canoe teams, and swimmers, snorkelers and picnickers make heavy use of this beach.
HO‘OKIPA BEACH PARK on Hāna Highway, 2 miles past Pā‘ia, is known as a world-class windsurfi ng destination, though its rocky beach and strong ocean currents make it better for board sailing and sunbathing than swimming.
KAMA‘OLE BEACH PARKS (I, II, III) in Kīhei are good for swimming, snorkeling, bodyboarding and sunbathing.
KANAHĀ BEACH PARK in Kahului stretches about a mile along the shoreline and provides good swimming for children, windsurfers, kiteboarders and outrigger paddlers.