beaches maui

Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach in southwest Maui is a beautiful crescent of golden sand and one of the five beaches near the Wailea Resort.


Wailea Beach is big and wide, and fronts the elegant Wailea Four Seasons Resort as well as the Grand Wailea Resort. An excellent swimming beach, Wailea Beach is backed by sand dunes on the southern end. The beach slopes gently to the ocean and is protected on both sides by lava rock points which also makes it nice for swimming. When the ocean is calm there is good snorkeling near the rocky points. Beginning bodyboarders like to play in the small waves near shore.

Wailea Beach
Wailea Beach is excellent for swimming

Great For

Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, bodysurfing, walking, bodyboarding, whale watching, picnics.


This beach provides great views of Molokini Crater as well as the islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe. Wailea Beach is also one of Maui’s best whale watching beaches during the winter months. A paved path passes by the prestigious Wailea Resort which is fun to visit.

Need to Know

Do not go in the water during times of high surf or rough ocean water. Wailea Beach is sometimes a bit busy with tourists though natural beauty is always outstanding. Wailea Beach is just one of five beaches within Wailea Resort, the others being Keawakapu, Mokapu, Ulua, and Polo.




Restrooms, showers, equipment rentals, parking, shops, volleyball court.


Located near the Four Seasons Resort off Wailea Alanui Drive in Wailea.