Mau'umae Beach

Mau'umae Beach, Big Island

Located in the Big Island's South Kohala district (northwestern shore), Mau'umae Beach (view panorama) is tucked away behind shady trees and features protected waters. It is less popular than the neighboring beaches Mauna Kea Beach and Spencer Beach Park. The swimming conditions are good when the ocean is calm. Due to its seclusion, the beach is sometimes frequented by nudists who like to sunbathe in a smaller separate cove on the right (north) end of the beach.

Mau'umae Beach Overview

  • Secluded, lesser-known beach on the Kohala Coast (view panorama)
  • Nice place for a picnic - trees provide some shade
  • Water can be a bit cloudy, so the snorkeling conditions are only fair

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Reviews and Comments:
Beach is known as dog friendly by locals and residents, not a doggie beach. Very little shade. No facilities. Calm water and lovely sand.
Ingrid, Sun Apr 17, 2016
It is unfortunate that this has become a doggie beach. Used to be a very pretty beach but now there is almost always a few dogs swimming. People don't seem to care that signs are posted that clearly state NO DOG!
Karen, Fri Apr 08, 2016