Kalepolepo Beach

Located off of South Kihei Road, about 5 miles after turning off Highway 31 (Piilani Highway), this beach is usually not crowded and is known for calmer waves. It once was a thriving Hawaiian Village and is an important part of native Hawaiians' culture and history. Once upon a time, it was reserved only for Hawaiian Royalty. This fishpond is the most accessible one open to the public. The water in the pond comes from natural springs, just under the surface and was once used for raising 'anae (mullet) and awa (milk fish). The pond fronts the beach and the water is walled off, forming a shallow pond, making it the perfect place for children to play. Most of the beach's visitors are locals or those who are staying in nearby resorts or hotels.

Kalepolepo BeachIf you prefer a quieter beach with more privacy, you'll love this beach. You'll probably see some turtles and excellent views of Maui's fantastic sunsets. The park offers barbeque grills, picnic tables, and port-a-potties, but no lifeguards. The beach and the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center share parking lots. The Center has a back deck with telescopes, perfect for whale watching. There are also exhibits on marine life such as Monk seals, turtles, and dolphins.Hawaiian Village and is an important part of native Hawaiians' culture and history. Once upon a time, it was reserved only for Hawaiian Royalty. This fishpond is the most accessible one open to the public. The water in the pond comes from natural springs, just under the surface and was once used for raising 'anae (mullet) and awa (milk fish). The pond fronts the beach and the water is walled off, forming a shallow pond, making it the perfect place for children to play. Most of the beach's visitors are locals or those who are staying in nearby resorts or hotels.

If you prefer a quieter beach with more privacy, you'll love this beach. You'll probably see some turtles and excellent views of Maui's fantastic sunsets. The park offers barbeque grills, picnic tables, and port-a-potties, but no lifeguards. The beach and the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center share parking lots. The Center has a back deck with telescopes, perfect for whale watching. There are also exhibits on marine life such as Monk seals, turtles, and dolphins.

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Kihei, Maui