Keawakapu Beach
Keawakapu Beach
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pdxdebbe
Portland, OR145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
A great beach for walking and swimming. Nice and long so people can spread out. The day we visited was very windy (trade winds in the afternoon) and we could see that people that liked to boogie board were having a great time. We walked the length of the beach to the hotels where the wind seemed to be the strongest. In the mornings, or a less windy day, this would be a great beach to set up an umbrella and hang out.
Written May 2, 2021
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sharpemitchell
Calgary, Canada379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were recommended by other travellers and feel like we owe them a big thanks. Located between Wailea and Kihei. Free public parking across street from beach access full covered with trees for shade (and wild chickens).
Beach access is a path between 2 mansions adjacent to cross walk.
Showers available but no bathroom or lifeguard.
Beach is 0.7 miles long, flat, easy surf, gentle waves and a few rocks for snorkeling. On calm days its like a pool, so clear. At north end of beach a few restaurants (5 Palms) you can stop for happy hour at end of day.
Bring your cooler and enjoy snacks and stay for the day. Great beach to walk, a few tide pools, great for families.
Written March 1, 2020
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oldbones46
Forest Grove, OR52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Great weather, large crowds, high surf and poor beach snorkeling. Great sunsets. Stayed in Kihei but travelled to Lahaina and Piia. The Tres Amis restaurant in Piia is lovely.
Written July 23, 2022
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Wayfaring4life
Makawao, HI105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I am fortunate to be a regular visitor to Maui. I have been to many beaches around the island and have found Keawakapu to be my favorite for several reasons. Like so many of Maui's beaches, it is a long, slightly curved sweep of sand. At one end is a grassy area with palm trees providing a bit of shade in front of the Mana Kai Resort. It is okay to use this space as well as the freshwater shower, but not the lounge chairs which are for resort guests of course. Keawakapu is great for swimming, beginner body surfing, and a nearby cluster of rocks also makes it a great snorkeling spot when the conditions are right. The water is usually clear and the bottom is sandy so no worries about stepping on something sharp, ie. sea urchin. During whale season, you can often see the whales right from shore or get a closer look on a paddle board. There's ample parking in a gravel parking lot near the resort, as well as at the intersection of Kilohana and S. Kihei Rd. If you park at the latter spot, a small trail leads between properties to the beach. The only thing lacking at this beach is a decent bathroom facility. There is only a porta-potty in the parking lot. Take note that it is usually best to go in the morning before Makena cloud covers the sky and/or the wind sets in.
Written July 30, 2021
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chowso
Gloucester, UK1,758 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is a beautiful beach and so long that it doesn’t feel crowded. It’s busier near the car park entrances but if you walk a little you’ll find a quiet spot. Lots of families enjoying the sea - the wind picked up later on so you need to be careful with the rocks.
Written June 8, 2022
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Mrs_Beachey
Calgary, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This is a great beach. Perfect sand and the right size waves, not too scary but still great for boogie boarding. The beach is quite large so you can always find a spot even if it’s crowded. Shaded parking lot. No shade on beach. Water is crystal clear. Have always managed to get a parking spot. We were at Ulua and Polo but found them very Rocky from a recent storm.
Written January 2, 2023
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Joan M
Calgary, Canada54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great boogie boarding. Our 6 and 9 year old grandsons loved it. I tried snorkelling, but didn't see much. However, my adult children snorkelled and saw quite a bit. Nice beach for walking on. Only issue is no public toilets.
Written February 29, 2020
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Paula
Los Gatos, CA8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Looking at these reviews after visiting, I’m surprised it’s ranked so high. I went with friends and we all did not like this beach. The vibe of the people was very off, it was right next to Days Inn. There was homeless people walking around. One even commented on my friends choice of hat and her towel. Another had binoculars and was looking at my friend in the water with them. Creep. A group of elderly were playing some music in a category I don’t even think exists. And the people next us were smoking pot if that bothers you at all. Will forever be perplexed and astounded by the amount of good reviews this beach has. Instead go to Ulua beach which is close by and much better.
Written June 12, 2021
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lisakeg
Allentown, PA273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Our condo was oceanfront to this beautiful beach. Took many
walks, swam and watched the green sea turtles here. The sunsets were always gorgeous and varied. Be careful as
there are no lifeguards if you get far out form the shore.
Written June 27, 2021
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Marjorie P
Sammamish, WA210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This is called the most romantic beach in Maui. It is a beautiful golden sand beach. Lots of people snorkeling with a couple seeing sea turtles. I did not enjoy the dogs running on the beach and taking poops on the sand where people walked. Personally I think Sugar Beach is more romantic and private.
Written August 31, 2022
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