beaches maui

Hamoa Beach

Shaped like a half-moon, Hamoa Beach is about 900 feet long and 100 feet wide with gray sand comprised of a mix of coral and lava. This flawless beach is surrounded by tropical growth and 30-foot high black lava sea cliffs with nice views of the palm-topped seabird sanctuary offshore which is known as Alau Island. Hamoa Beach is known as one of the island’s best bodysurfing beaches.

Hamoa Beach by holdroyd

Great For

Sunbathing, surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, and snorkeling when water is calm.


Hamoa Beach is the best place for snorkeling when the water is calm, particularly during the summer.

Hamoa Beach
Hamoa Beach is known as one of the island’s best bodysurfing beaches

Need to Know

Hamoa Beach is subject to strong currents and high surf at all times of the year and especially during the winter months, and more so when there is an east swell running. Do not go in the water during times of large waves or rough seas.




Restrooms, picnic areas (shared with Hana Hotel).


Located off South Hana Hwy. near Hana town on Maui’s eastern coastline. Follow the Hana Hwy. past Hana and turn left on Haneoo Road. The second beach on the left is Hamoa Beach (the first is Koki Beach).