Slaughterhouse Beach

Slaughterhouse Beach, Lahaina: Hours, Address, Slaughterhouse Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Slaughterhouse Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Piero C
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina484 contributions
Solo
6 minutes away is its partner, Mokule’ia Bay, with a stunning cast of colorful sea life and an abundance of coral walls and channels. Though clarity is said to be intermittent, the water was translucent when I went, perhaps because no tourists have been in since March. Plenty of shade and soft sand to recover on, because you owe it to yourself to swim as far along the north point as you can ( to your right as you face the ocean). The water gets clearer and clearer, and the coral more profuse. Sure, you could wait around an hour or two to grab a space at Honolua, or you could make better use of your previous down-time.
Written August 17, 2020
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Elljae08
Victoria, Canada187 contributions
Couples
This is a regular stop for my husband and I during our trips to Maui, he needs to get his body surfing in! A lovely little bay with a pretty strong break. I saw a handful of kids playing on the beach but their parents weren’t letting them go in the water. Plenty of boogie boards and body surfers. Make sure you carry in what you need, there are no washroom or rinse off facilities and parking is definitely at a premium.
Worth a couple hours if someone in your travel group enjoys playing in the waves.
Written January 2, 2020
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CircleTheWorld
Chicago, IL382 contributions
Quiet and less touristy than the mainstream beaches around Kapalua, this beach offers the best of both worlds: snorkeling and boogie boarding. The beach is best from mid-morning to early afternoon. The enjoyment evaporates when late afternoon winds begin to kick up sand. For boogie boarding, stay to the left (west). For snorkeling, enter the water from the right (east) and make you way to the protected cove just beyond the rocks that stick out above the water. Inside that cove, I saw lots of fish and two sea turtles. If you are a good swimmer, continue beyond the point on the right into Honolua Bay. The downside of this beach is that is has neither restroom facilities, nor a tap to wash your feet when you exit.
Written April 12, 2021
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205JamieR205
Grand Rapids, MI285 contributions
Couples
What a gorgeous beach! The scenery is lovely, and the waves aren’t overpowering. There are rocks and tide pools to explore along either end, and the snorkeling was phenomenal. We did a snorkel tour yesterday to Molokini Crater, and honestly I think we saw more types of fish tooling around Slaughterhouse, not to mention a TON of turtles. As others have mentioned, there aren’t bathrooms or food vendors, but that wasn’t an issue for us. It’s also nice that it’s set back from the road, and there’s nice shade available as well. Parking was a little tricky, so visiting early in the day or later in the afternoon would be a plus. I could easily have spent all day there.
Written June 11, 2021
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JHRedSox
Lexington, KY96 contributions
Perfect beach for those who like to snorkel (husband and I) and those who don't (teens). Unlike Honolua Bay, there is great boogie boarding and a lovely, sandy beach. It was a nice calm day, so we snorkeled out around the point into Honolua Bay as well (saw a large eagle ray out at the point). Once the currents picked up later in the morning, we stayed in the bay and explored all the nooks and crannies. Tons of turtles and fish, and eel and octopus. Coral is less the star here, but there are many other snorkel locales with better coral. The large, healthy fish population is definitely the highlight here. Great visibility in the summer months.
Written August 12, 2021
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CoachJDC
Bethesda, MD85 contributions
This beach is just a 10 minute drive from Kapulua, but if you can find a parking spot and descend the steps, you will find a beautiful crescent beach, protected from the wind and with incredible views.

Not crowded at all (due to limited parking), with no "facilities or vendors", just a quiet area, with families, surfers and boogie boarders. As a family, with teenagers, it was just right to hang out on one of the few beaches, in February, where the wind was not blowing sand.

Don't let the name fool you.... although it's named slaughterhouse, when you get there you feel pretty close to heaven.
Written February 29, 2020
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DaayTrippers
Saugerties, NY220 contributions
Beautiful beach and an easy walk down the stairs. Although it was windy the day we were there, it was somewhat protected and very enjoyable. Parking could be an issue but we were there when Hawaii had just opened up with it's pretesting program so parking was not a problem.
Written December 5, 2020
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Libby B
Thousand Oak27 contributions
Family
Went to this beach per a locals recommendation our first day in Maui! Got there around 8:30am and got one of the last spots. There are a ton of stairs to walk down so pack lightly! The beach is just gorgeous. Tide pools, roosters on the beach, some turtles in the water, and a cool cave our kids loved! Descent snorkeling
Written July 30, 2022
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Kim N
Edmonds, WA44 contributions
Couples
This was my first visit to Slaughterhouse beach. Very nice beach and uncrowded. Likely the reason is the parking which can be a challenge which is just parking on the side of the road. Looks like the town built a nice stairway down. There, I believe, are 88 steps. spaced nicely for easy decent and ascent. Note there are NO Bathroom facilities! Lots of beach with tree shade. My husband loves to boogie board here. There is a sand dune, I guess that is beyond the shore line. This is where to catch the waves. The water was crystal clear. Not the best waves today for boogie boarding.

I personally like PT Fleming Beach 🏖 the best for a day of Boogie Boarding (I only watch) because there is ample parking, showers and bathrooms, plus a lifeguard and picnic tables.
Written February 25, 2019
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MauiJake
Auburn, WA8 contributions
Family
My family and I have been coming to Maui for 10+ years and we have snorkeled in almost every Bay; Kapaulua, Black Rock, Napili, up and down Kaanapali, Honolua, etc... and Slaughterhouse Beach consistently offers the best experience. Parking is extremely limited so this is what we typically do; Make sure the sun is going to be out, limited cloud cover is best. Plan to arrive at the small parking lot between 7am - 8am. You should have the beach almost to yourself and you will beat all the snorkel tours. Head into the water on the right side of the beach near the rocks. Surf should be minimal on that side and when you are in the water, stick to the right side.
Obviously seeing a sea turtle is not guaranteed, but we always see something exciting. Similar to Honolua Bay, this Bay is also considered a "reserve" so no one can fish in here which apparently all the fish know that because they are abundant.

We were given the recommendation to snorkel off of Slaughterhouse Beach by experienced free diving locals. Most people visiting will head to the neighboring Bay, Honolua, given that is where most of the snorkel tours go, but do yourself a favor, get up early, beat all the tours on catamarans and drive to Slaughterhouse Beach.
Written July 25, 2019
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