I hate to admit that this is our favourite beach in Maui because I really don't want to see it become more crowded! It is a favourite spot for locals so Sundays can be crowded but you feel like you are a part of an extended family. If you want beach chair rentals/umbrellas or a place to buy drinks/food, this is not the beach for you. There aren't any showers or amenities but there is a portable washroom that is surprisingly well kept. This is a beautiful, quiet, family friendly beach! There are some trees where you can get shade if you want/need it.
It is a perfect beach for snorkling, diving, boogie boarding but especially just relaxing. There is no coral close to the beach and the waves don't break very big so it is very safe. We have been to Maui 5 times and are going back next week for a month...we can't wait to get to our beach! My husband and 14 year old son are certified to scuba dive and my 11 year old son and I will be getting certified next week. This beach is perfect for diving because you can dive right from the beach and you don't need to carry your gear a long way.
Be careful when walking between the cars and the beach as there are sharp sticks and twigs that will hurt if you step on them. You WILL swim with sea turtles (in fact they come right in to shore so you don't need to go far to see them) and you will see all kinds of sea wild life...especially if you snorkel on the left hand side of the beach as you face the water. Snorkeling and diving is best early in the morning as the winds do come up early in the afternoon, especially in the summer. A few years ago, my husband and I snorkeled here with a giant manta ray for about half an hour until the boats from Molokini came by and scared it off...amazing experience! In the afternoon you will have boats and kayak tours that stop to see the turtles so morning is definitely best before it gets crowded!
If you want a simple, beautiful beach, we would highly recommend this beach!
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