Maui Hamoa Beach

This half-moon-shaped, gray-sand beach (a mix of coral and lava) in a truly tropical setting is a favorite among sunbathers seeking rest and refuge. The Hotel Hana-Maui maintains the beach and acts as though it’s private, which it isn’t— so just march down the lava-rock steps and grab a spot on the sand. James Michener called it “a beach so perfectly formed that I wonder at its comparative obscurity.” The 100-foot-wide beach is three football fi elds long and sits below 30-foot black-lava sea cliffs. Surf on this unprotected beach breaks offshore and rolls in, making it a popular surfi ng and bodysurfi ng area. Hamoa is often swept by powerful rip currents, so be careful. The calm left side is best for snorkeling in summer. The hotel has numerous facilities for guests; there are outdoor showers and restrooms for nonguests. Parking is limited. Look for the Hamoa Beach turnoff from Hana Highway.

Maui has beautiful beaches on South, West and East side.

West Side

D.T. Fleming Beach Park

Kalapua Beach

Kaanapali Beach

South Side

Kamaole III Beach Park

Ulua Beach

Wailea Beach

Makena Beach

Oneloa Beach (Big Beach)

East Side

Baldwin Park

Hookipa Beach Park

Hamoa Beach

Waianapanapa State Park

Maui beaches are gorgeous. You should carry plenty of sunscreen, water and have a great time.