Kamaole Beach Parks


About Kamaole Beach Parks


There are three Kamaole Beach Parks. Kamaole Beach Park I is the most northern of the three parks, and is the first one youll come to as you drive south down South Kihei Road. The three Kamaole beaches are separated by rocky outcroppings, and all three of the Kamaoles offer sandy beaches and great places for swimming. Kamaole II is known for fun waves when the swell is from the southwest, and the third and most southern Kamaole, Kamaole Beach Park III, is a favorite among South Maui Locals. During the summer these three beach parks can become very crowded.


Charley Young came to Maui as a military reporter and purchased a piece of land right near where Kamaole I would one day be. Unfortunately, he had his land taken away during WWII so the military could train in an environment similar to enemy beaches. He got his land back after the war and built his house.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Maui
  • Amenities: Parking, Bathrooms, Showers, Lifeguards, Picnic tables, Barbque pits, Volleyball court, Sand wheelchair available to use, and a wheelchair accessible picnic table.
  • Insider Tip: There is an overflow parking lot across the street from Kamaole Beach Park I. After a large Kona storm the sand at Kamaole Beach Park II is often pulled out to sea, leaving nothing but smooth rounded lava rocks. Kamaole III is the smallest of the three be
  • Fun Fact: The North end of Kamaole Beach Park I is also known as Charley Young Beach. The parks are also referred to by their shortened names, Kam I, Kam II, or Kam III.
  • What to Expect: A wide, sandy beach with lots of amenities. Best snorkeling spot is at the north end of Kamaole Beach Park I, also known as Charley Young Beach. The Kamaole Beach Parks can be very busy on the weekend, so parking can be a challenge.