Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
Yes
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Napili Bay Beach is a beautiful beach along Maui's western shore. While several resorts and hotels have immediate access to the beach, there is one public right of way entrance allowing visitors to park on street and walk to the beach.

Napili Bay's golden white sand shore, its abundance of reef fish in turquoise waters, tide pools at its south end, and natural enclosure on either side by the landscape combine for an especially scenic beach experience. While waves can sometimes get rough here, generally, the reef keep the waves manageable for swimming and snorkeling.

The public entrance is off of Hui Drive, though on street parking is limited and generally fills up quickly, so it's best to try to arrive here early. 

There are no public bathrooms at the beach, and no lifeguards. The north end of the beach does have a few bars and restaurants, where patrons can indulge with scenic views over the shore.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Abundance of reef fish. Tide pools.

Cons

Limited parking. No bathrooms.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Wildlife
Whale watching
Snorkeling / SCUBA
Family friendly
Tide pools

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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