Polo Beach (view panorama) is one of the beaches in the Wailea area, a large resort complex that encompasses two miles of shoreline. This beach is at the quieter south end of Wailea and is rarely crowded. Backed by low sand dunes, Polo Beach is a nice picnicking beach with BBQ grills, tables and a small park with a grassy area.
When the ocean is calm, the snorkeling conditions can be good around the northern end of the beach. The ocean bottom drops of gently at Polo Beach, and when there is a small shorebreak, the conditions for bodyboarding can be good as well. Keep an eye out for rocks hidden on the nearshore ocean bottom, especially at the southern end of the beach.
Polo Beach Overview
Sandy beach with some rocks on nearshore ocean bottom
Good snorkeling conditions near rocks at north end of the beach (when ocean is calm)