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Kamaole Beach Park

Kamaole Beach has three separate sections called Kamaole I, II, and III, each divided by rocky points. Swimming is good at all three of these beaches. Kamaole III, which is the southernmost of the three beaches, features a wide and sandy beach and also a nice grassy area that is terrific for picnics. The sandy offshore waters get deep fairly quickly and shore break waves are enjoyed by bodysurfers and bodyboarders. Swimming is not recommended during times of high surf. The southern end of Kamaole Beach III is popular among locals who enjoy the park for barbecues, lawn games, kite flying, and family gatherings. Kamaole II beach is small though it is nice for swimming and often has fun waves, particularly during a southwest swell. Kamaole I is the largest and northernmost of the three beaches and features a nice swimming area, a soft, white sand beach, and a grassy lawn that is great for picnics or throwing a frisbee around. The north end of Kamaole I is known as Charley Young Beach and has the best snorkeling.

Kamaole Beach Park by afartv

Great For

Swimming, bodyboarding, surfing.


The rocky points can be terrific for snorkeling as long as the ocean is not too rough. These beaches are very close to restaurants and other conveniences.

Kamaole Beach Park
Kamaole III, features a wide and sandy beach and also a nice grassy area that is terrific for picnics

Need To Know

The southern Kamaole beaches are smaller and can become quite crowded during the peak months of summer. Though Kamaole III is the smallest, the grassy park makes it nice to visit and the beach also has the most parking and a playground for children as well as more consistent waves for boogie boarders.




Restrooms, showers, change rooms, picnic tables, playground, parking, volleyball courts, park facilities.


On South Kihei Road near Kihei Town Center. Going south on S. Kihei Rd. past Kalama Beach Park and turn right on Iliili Rd. Follow it to the end and you will see parking on the left on Kaiau Place. The parking for Kamaole I is farther down.