Ka'anapali Beach

Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina: Address, Ka'anapali Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Ka'anapali Beach
4.5
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One of the best beaches in Maui, a favorite for relaxation as well as water sports.
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2-3 hours
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Beckibecka
Aurora, CO423 contributions
Overrated
Oct 2021 • Family
Why is this such a highly rated beach? Maybe it was just the day we stopped in, but it was not great. We like to be able to at least swim, snorkel, or boogie board. We could do none of that here. The surf was too rough, and the beach itself is long but narrow. We quickly packed it up and found a better beach.
Written 23 October 2021
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SethAZ
Anthem, AZ20 contributions
Great Family Beach Day
Oct 2021
Our family had a great day at Ka'anapali Beach. To our surprise, there was ample free public parking available when we arrived ~10am on our weekday visit, and plenty of space on the beach within 100 yards of the main park/restrooms. COVID-times surely contributing to the reduced traffic. Good snorkeling from shore in a number of spots. Good beach sand that was perfect for burying our 9-year-old daughter in up to her neck. A bit windy as to be expected...it's the beach! We enjoyed walking along the boardwalk/sidewalk and seeing all of the resorts. Plenty of resort restaurants to grab lunch at, from ultra-casual food trucks to high-end restaurants.
Written 20 October 2021
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65oski
Irvine, CA503 contributions
Nice, sandy beach conventent to resorts.
Oct 2021
Lots of room, some shady spots unter the trees. No surf to speak of, pretty good snorkeling. Drop off at shorebreak is steep, keep an eye on the kids.
Written 16 October 2021
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Jeree M
Fremont, NE41 contributions
Beautiful beach
Oct 2021 • Family
We had a full day on Maui before leaving for the big island in the evening. Our Uber driver said we should visit Kaanapali beach and dropped us off there for a few hours. Great afternoon spot. Beautiful beach.
Written 16 October 2021
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ChandlerAzBeachBum
1 contribution
Can't park!
Oct 2021 • Couples
The beach is beautiful, clear, nice sand, and the beach walk that runs thru the area is awesome. Big problem is there is very little parking. All beaches are open to the public but the hotels own 99% of the parking lots. They tout public parking in a couple of places and once you get there, good luck. There might be a total of 10 spots and of course they're all taken.
Written 15 October 2021
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Lora Stewart
5 contributions
Beach
Oct 2021 • Couples
Beautiful beach and a great place to snorkel. The water is so clear and beautiful. We loved this beach.
Written 9 October 2021
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Nancy R
Granbury, TX47 contributions
Best beach in this area
Oct 2021 • Couples
Best beach we found during our stay in Maui. Lots of sand, few rocks and clear water. Lots of beach to walk. Not a lot of people so wasn’t crowded. People were surfing, swimming and snorkeling. Wish we had had our snorkels with us during this trip! Facilities (just bathrooms) and place to wash off.
Written 8 October 2021
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Stuerenberg2007
Hebron, KY23 contributions
1 of the best Beaches in the World
Sep 2021
Beautiful, peaceful beach. You can roam the beach without a lot of people. Current is a little rough, you just have to be careful of tides. Scenery is to die for!
Written 5 October 2021
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sfprice1956
Napa, CA4 contributions
Hard To Beat This Beach
Sep 2021 • Couples
This beach is one of Maui’s best. It’s approximately a mile long and borders numerous luxury resorts and condos. The extreme north end has famous Black Rock, which is known for cliff diving, great snorkeling and the island’s first mega resort, The Sheraton. The beach is widest in this area and gets much smaller on the south end. The best part may be the paved walkway that runs between the beach and the resorts. This walk offers beautiful views, entry points to the beach and numerous restaurants and retail shops. There are also several rental kiosks where visitors can obtain snorkeling gear, beach chairs, umbrellas and surf boards. Restrooms are plentiful as are entryways to public parking for those not renting rooms at one of the resorts. Get here early if planning to rent beach or ocean related equipment. Expect to pay high prices for anything available to purchase or rent.
Written 3 October 2021
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Getaway31428233622
155 contributions
Researched ocean quality at Kaanapali
Sep 2021 • Couples
The County of Maui is facing a fine by the EPA for their discharged wastewater containing sewer.
This is concentrated at theKaanapali Kahekeli Beach Park and drifts North.
If you are immune compromised or concerned, then Google for updates.
Such a beautiful beach, just use the beach section South of Kahekeli.
Written 28 September 2021
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