Located in Kihei on Maui's south shore, Charley Young Beach (see more photos, view panorama) is a great spot for family picnics. It is right next to Kamaole I Beach (in fact it is difficult to tell where Charley Young Beach ends and Kamaole I begins because it's basically one long stretch of sand).
The ocean bottom drops off gently here, and the snorkeling conditions can be good when the ocean is calm. However, even though the beach is a nice place for swimming and other ocean activities on most days of the year, high surf and strong rip currents may occur, especially in the winter months (November to March).
Charley Young Beach Overview
Ocean bottom slopes gently here, good swimming beach when the ocean is calm
Conveniently located next to the main road in Kihei
Location: Kihei, HI
Wind: 25 mph E
Visibility: 0.16 mi
Pressure: 978.0 in steady
Sunrise: 6:53 am
Sunset: 6:26 pm
Hi: 66°F Low: 61°F
Hi: 66°F Low: 60°F
Restrooms located at next door Kamaole I Beach
No lifeguards (Lifeguard located at next door Kamaole I Beach)
Reviews and Comments:
This is our family's favorite beach! We rent a condo
at the Maui Vista across the street (1116) and every
morning when the water is as smooth as ice we swim the
entire length of the beach. Then in the evening there
is a pilgrimage of people from the surrounding area
that head to Charley Young for the most impressive
sunsets ever! Great beach!!!