Mokapu Beach

4.5 stars from 4 reviews
Address Ulua Beach Rd, Wailea, HI 96753
Good for swimming and snorkeling when the ocean is calm.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Showers
• Sand Type: Powder • Parking: Poor / Few
• Good For: Snorkeling • Good For: Sunsets

Matt Anderson's Take
Mokapu Beach is a gorgeous south Maui beach in the Wailea, just behind the Andaz Maui At Wailea.


To get here from Wailea Alanui Drive, turn towards the ocean on Ulua Beach Road and you'll find some parking at the end. The public showers and bathrooms are located at the end of this road as well.


If you are staying at the Andaz Maui At Wailea hotel then you can simply walk out the back of the hotel and be here in seconds. This beach is located right next to (just north of) Ulua Beach Park.


This is a classic south Maui beach with it's darker brown and very powdery sand. It has a nice crescent shape to it with usually gentle waves. There is some sand that gets churned right in the water right at the shore line but otherwise the water is crystal clear.


It is rocky in some parts and there really isn't any shade here, but it's a really great beach overall. It's a great place for a swim and maybe some snorkeling when the water is calm. It's on the Wailea Beach Walk path so you can also walk to the other beaches and hotels in this area easily.
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Landen O
Joined: Sep 2017
Reviews: 19
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Another amazing Maui beach that we could walk to from our hotel easily.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
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Another amazing south Maui beach. The water here is usually nice and warm and the beach is covered in a very powdery brown sand, perfect for building but a pain to get off of you.
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Jenn L
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 2
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This is my favorite beach on the entire island. It's a relatively small/shallow beach and aside from the seasonal tourists, this can be a nearly private beach. It has the softest sand and gentle surf. You can see other islands and beautiful sunsets from here!
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
For me, this is a convenience beach to swim in while staying at one of the resorts in Wailea. It's clean, and has pretty views. The beach is fine for laying out. The water is okay for snorkeling.

And I get it. Some tourist don't want to leave the hotel and venture out to other beaches. And that's okay. I think a better choice is to walk around the bend to Ulua Beach Park which is prettier and feels a little less touristy.
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