The seaside town of Kihei in South Maui has three Kamaole beaches, named simply Kamaole I, II, and III, each with a slightly different ambiance.
The third one is the most popular, but all are easily accessible and busy with locals and tourists.
Kamaole I has a large strip of fine white sand with great swimming conditions and grassy picnic areas.
Number II is just south, with a smaller sandy area but is also good for swimming.
The third is the largest of the three and the most popular, with a strip of golden sand, playground for children, and lawn leading down to the water that's perfect for picnics, Frisbee-throwing, or kite-flying.
The waves are more consistent there and it's a good spot for boogie boarding and some surfing when the winter surf picks up. Fish like to hang out near the rocks at both ends of the beach so snorkeling is fun in those relatively shallow waters. Lava rocks are spread around the shoreline and the water dips quickly after a certain point out, so swimming is generally safe but currents and waves can gain strength quickly.
Kamaole has restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and barbecue grills, and is also an amazing place to see a Maui sunset.
These beaches are just off South Kihei Rd., with parking across from the Maui Parkshore condos.
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