For perfect sunsets and nearby our Maui vacation rentals, Charley Young Beach in Kihei is a perennial favorite. Located at the northern tip of Kamaole One Beach, this is paradise found and a must see beach on your Maui vacation.
Named after the man who lived above its shores for many years. Charley knew a good location when he found it and his beach will not disappoint.
Not only are Maui sunsets dazzling from here but also this is a good vantage point to see humpback whales breaching in winter. Locals enjoy this beach too with its close proximity to shops, restaurants and Hawaii shave ice.
Tip: Public restrooms and showers are at the southern tip of Kamaole One.
Swimmers like the gentle sloped entry that is perfect for all ages. An easy lap starts at Charley Young and ends at Kamaole One before turning around. Snorkeling can be fine too with the crystal clear water and is best near the rocks. Stand Up Paddling (SUP) enthusiasts come here and you may also get invited to a game of volleyball near the shore.
Parking is close by and easily accessible early or later in the day. Both are optimal times to visit this Maui beach. In winter be sure to check surf conditions before going out if you are unsure. There is a lifeguard close by at Kamaole One who can advise you.
Directions to Charley Young Beach: Located at the end of Kaiau Place at the intersection of IIiIIi Road.
Maui Vacation Rentals Nearby
Kamaole Beach Club – 2 bedrooms, 6 guests, from $185
Kamaole One – Beachfront, 2 bedrooms, 4 guests, from $315
Indo Lotus Beach House – Beachfront, 4 bedrooms, 8 guests, from $1,200