3646 Wailea Alanui Drive Wailea, Hawaii 96753
Protection from Waves
Black Sand Beach
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The number one reason to visit this beach park is for the snorkeling and wonderful views. This beach is approximately 1/16 of a mile and does not have very much sand, mostly lava rocks. Good shade in the park. On the south end there are lava rocks shaded by kiawe trees. Showers are available. The restrooms are located in the middle of the park.
It is a clean, family beach with no lifeguards on duty and limited on space. This beach is often crowded and full of water sports. Has great views of Kaho'olawe and Molokini. The beach entering the water has a nice slow gradation which makes it perfect for snorkeling gear, diving equipment, little ones and adults alike.
This makes for a great morning beach. On a cloudless day (often morning only at this part on the island), the snorkeling is the best. In the summer months, the swell can come up and bring 1-3 foot waves in the afternoon. Be careful in the fall months as larger waves have been known to suddenly appear with the afternoon swell.
No fires are allowed; use a small grill or hibachi in the park areas and keep them off the beach. Hot coals hidden in the sand can smolder for hours and creating a real danger to barefoot beachgoers the next day. More information from the Department of Land and Natural Resources can be found here: Fire Usage