Maui Beaches Wailea Beach

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Maui Beaches - Wailea Beach
One of the best Maui beaches, Wailea Beach serves a large resort community on the south side of Maui.

Wailea Beach offers good swimming, snorkeling in calm waters, and bodysurfing on a shore break that is not as punishing as Wailea’s other beaches.

From the beach you can view the islands of Kahoolawe and Lanai as well as the popular snorkeling area around Molokini.

Wailea Beach South Maui Resort Beach

Photo by Erik Charlton

Maui Beaches - Wailea Beach resorts
Wailea Beach is behind the Grand Wailea Resort and the Four Seasons Resort Wailea, just to the south of the Wailea Shopping Village.

All Maui beaches are public. Even though this beach is surrounded by a resort, there is public access - but parking is in short supply if you are not a resort guest.

A paved beach walk winds in between the luxury resorts, restaurants and sandy coves.

The white sand beach has high sand dunes on the south end.

The sandy bottom remains shallow inshore, and drops off slowly to deeper water. Dangerous conditions occur during large swells or kona storms.

This area has lots of sun, and the flat sandy beach is a favorite sunbathing area. The lava formations and and sea turtles also provide additional interest.

This is also a popular whale watching beach when the humpback whales visit Maui each winter.

Wailea Beach Videos

The Wailea Beach video provides a beach level perspective from the south side of the beach. Click on the PLAY button in the image below to view the video.

The Wailea Beach video below shows a birds eye view from a helicopter of the south Kihei beaches, including Wailea Beach and the two resorts - Grand Wailea and Four Seasons - that front Wailea Beach.

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