Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach, Maui

Wailea Beach (view panorama) on Maui's south shore is a pretty white-sand beach with fine-grained sand. It is one of five beaches in the Wailea resort development (the other four are Polo, Ulua, Mokapu and Keawakapu). The beach is backed by sand dunes at its southern end.

Wailea is a good beach for swimming. The nearshore ocean bottom drops off gently to the deeper waters offshore. The small shorebreak attracts beginning bodyboarders. The snorkeling conditions are good around the rocky points, but only when the waters are calm.

Wailea Beach Overview

  • Beach fronts the luxury Grand Wailea Resort
  • Good swimming beach, ocean bottom drops off gently
  • Snorkeling can be good at the south end of the beach around the rocky point

Vacation Rentals near Wailea Beach

Off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea HI 96753

Directions: The beach access road is located just past the Grand Wailea Resort (when coming from Kihei). Look for the blue shoreline access sign that marks the road that leads to the beach parking lot. The parking lot fills up quickly. It is recommended to arrive early.

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