Keawakapu Beach

South Maui Beach

Keawakapu Beach

South Maui Beaches

Keawakapu Beach is located in South Maui, between Kihei and Wailea, at the end of South Kihei Road. This beautiful white sand beach, which runs along a fully developed coastline, is approximately 0.7 miles long and offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding, or just catching some sun on the shore. Snorkeling is best on the right-hand side of the beach.

This beach is often less crowded than many of its nearby counterparts, likely because so much of the shoreline is developed as a large residential community, and that development obscures the presence of the beach - keeping it a secret from most visitors.

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Keawakapu Beach

Keawakapu Beach

While the beach typically offers excellent opportunities for swimming (no lifeguard is present, however), during times of large swells or high surf - we'd advise staying out of the water. If the wind picks up along the shoreline, you can also occasionally get sandblasted, so be aware of the weather if you're planning a visit.

A half-mile offshore there is an interesting artificial reef composed of old cars, tire modules, and concrete slabs, that were dumped here in the early 1960s. Divers frequent this area to observe the artificial reef, not only to view the assortment of fish that call the reef home, but the reef also benefits the shoreline by providing protection from large swells.

beach_access Lifeguard
None
multiple_stop Length
0.7 miles long
bathtub Facilities
Limited to Outdoor Showers, Portable Toilets, and trash bins
pool Activities
Swimming
Sunbathing
Snorkeling
Body Boarding
my_location Nearby
Several beach houses, hotels, condos and restaurants are nearby.

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