Beautiful Hamoa Beach on East Maui has been voted one of Hawaii's favorites. Sea cliffs with lush tropical vegetation surround the bay of gray sand, which is made up of crushed coral and lava.
The Hotel Hana Maui maintains the beach, which is actually public property, and offers some amenities specific to their guests (chairs, towels, umbrellas, etc.). Their restrooms and outdoor showers, however, are open to everyone.
A nearby beach hut rents out bodyboard and snorkeling equipment. Although snorkeling is best near the rocky outcroppings on either side, the waves are very popular for surfers and bodyboarders along the entire 100 feet of sand. Powerful currents and offshore breaks are not protected by any fringing reefs, so it's an ideal spot for experienced surfers (but a tough place to start learning) and no lifeguards are present.
The Pacific scenery is topped off by the small island of Alau visible from the shore. Take the Hamoa Beach turnoff from Hana Hwy. (Hwy. 360) and park on the road then take the steps down to the beach.