Sugar Beach Maui

Kihei, HI

Sugar Beach Maui – A Relaxing, Quiet Experience

If you are looking for a long stretch of deserted, quiet beach, Sugar beach is your spot. Sugar beach Maui runs between M’alaea harbor and North Kihei, which is just about 5 miles long. This beach is great if you are looking for a nice relaxing beach day, or even if you want to pop some tents and have a family bbq.

Sugar Beach Maui Hawaii

It’s not a great place to snorkel or for any water sports (like body boarding or surfing), but you can definitely swim. Can you snorkel? Yes, cause the water is usually calm but there’s not much to see so if you are looking for a good place to snorkel, this is not the spot.

You might be able to catch some small waves for bodyboarding, so it would be a good place if you have little ones. It is good for paddle boarding because it’s usually pretty flat and calm waves.

Personally, my family has a lot of birthday parties here, mainly because it’s never crowded so we can just pop up a few canopy’s next to each other and have most of the beach to ourselves. We have a lot of young kids in our family too so it’s great for playing and swimming as there are usually no waves.

Here is a picture I took of just one small section of this long stretch of beach, but this is where we go a lot and the kids play in these tidepools and the adults just hang on the beach.

sugar beach reef

This is also one of my favorite beaches to walk on. You get incredible views, it’s not crowded, and it’s quiet! Great place if you love longs walks on the beach.

Because this beach is so long, there are multiple ways you can access it. Personally, I usually park alongside the road towards the middle of the beach, but you can also park by the Kealia Boardwalk, but there is not much parking there.

You can literally just pull up and park alongside the road at any point on the beach and it will be a good spot. Be cautious because it is close to a busy road.

There are no real facilities here, except for at the northern end of the beach, which is called Haycraft Beach Park. And it’s only a shower and hose, so no place to use the restroom.

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Small parking lot towards the middle, mostly road