We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kahekili Beach

Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Improve this listing
90%
Ranked #10 of 39 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Attraction details

Hotels near Kahekili Beach

Write a Review

121 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    64
    46
    9
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Newport Beach, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you want to get away from the crowds in Ka’anapali go here or Airport Beach. On the other side of Black Rock and near the Maui Eldorado, this beach isn’t lined with hotel and timeshare resorts. Parking the the only thin that sucks!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mountain View, California
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
70 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Parking is shared with K'pali resorts, so a bit hard to find. The beach is great sand, and has showers, bathrooms available. Restaurants are a hike down the beach, or at the close resorts ($$$). Snorkeling was unremarkable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Easy to get to, easy parking, great sand, not too crowded, good snorkeling, perfect beach to hang out on.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bourbonnais, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

great beach to spend the day at...plenty of parking...bathrooms and picnic tables...excellent snorkeling and a very sandy beach

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Rosa, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

On our last visit to Maui we discovered this beach and reef area when my husband took his scuba diving class. It has easy access and a long, wide, expansive reef area to explore. We've seen turtles, eels, and octopus, as well as all the other tropical fish common to the local area. Take a mile hike down the beach... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, WA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Maybe it was just the time of year, but what a beautiful beach experience. If you love to swim in the ocean and snorkel, this beach is one of the best ever. At least in late October! Not crowded, public access parking, and some of the clearest water I've ever seen. There are reefs with a variety of fish very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moreno Valley, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This beach is a beautiful long stretch of beach that has as much to offer oceanwise as Ka'anapali but with out all the hustle and bustle. It is pristine and calm, good snokeling can be had about 100 yards out, and towards the north end it has some shade and restrooms. It can be accessed if you wish by the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were staying about a mile north of this beach when a local told us about it. Our resort's beach was almost all lava, and the local said to try Kalekili because it was sandier and not as crowded as Kaanapali, just south. She was right on all counts. It is just a gorgeous place with restrooms and pavilions right... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lyons, Oregon, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice amount of parking with covered picnic tables and bathroom. We loved the swimming and snorkeling here. We saw lots of marine life including turtles! It's a beautiful stretch of beach and has a nice board walk as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PA
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
47 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The water was clear and warm. We saw lots of fish and three turtles. Not very crowded and there were bathroom/changing facilities there. Lovely location.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Kahekili Beach also viewed

 

Been to Kahekili Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing