First time visitors to Maui are certain to be a little overwhelmed by their choice of beaches. The island has over 30 miles of sand and surf and deciding which beaches you want to see and which ones you want to skip can be a difficult task. One beach you won’t want to miss is Keawakapu Beach. Keawakapu offers swimming and sunbathing on a stretch of sand that is popular with the locals and tourist alike.

The Landscape

Although the shoreline at Keawakapu Beach in Maui is well developed, the shops and beach homes sit at a good distance from the water, making it feel less crowded than other beaches on Maui. The name Keawakapu means “forbidden cove” in the Hawaiian language, and that may be because the area is not a good place to be when a storm hits, as it is not as protected as other areas of the island.

Tide Pools

There are many tide pools on this beach and they are home to some exotic and colorful forms of sea life such as starfish, mussels and clams.

Activities at Keawakapu Beach in Maui

Swimmers at Keawakapu Beach love the waters here and a lot of them actual swim laps across the length of the beach. The south end of the beach is known as a good place to snorkel. There is a place at the north end of the beach to rent such things as stand up boards and kayaks. A lot of people like to ride bikes along the shore and the sands are also very popular with runners. The openness of the beach makes it a great place to watch the sunset.

The Car Reef

If you are looking for an interesting photo to put on social media, you may want to head over to the artificial reef made up of 150 car bodies at Keawakapu Beach in Maui. These cars were left by a barge in 1962 and remain a popular curiosity.

Where to Stay

The island of Maui is a popular place and you want to plan your trip well in advance if you want to find a nice place to stay. Quam Properties has some fantastic rental homes to offer. Our beautiful rentals come equipped with large bedrooms with tons of closet space and comfortable beds, clean bathrooms with big showers, and living rooms with cozy furniture and flat screen televisions. Our kitchens come stocked with everything you will need to fix a big family meal. Book a home online or give us a call today.