Oneloa Beach (Ironwoods Beach)

4 stars from 2 reviews
Address Ironwood Lane, Lahaina, HI 96761
The west side is best for swimming. A reef at the east and middle can make it difficult to enter the water.

Features
• Good For: Bodysurfing • Good For: Boogie Boarding
• Good For: Snorkeling

Matt Anderson's Take
Oneloa Beach, which is better known as Ironwoods Beach, can be found in the Lahaina area of west Maui. You'll find it located right next to (west of) D.T. Fleming Beach Park, behind all of the condominium / townhouse buildings here and just to the west of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.


In this land of gates and guard shacks there really isn't a good parking option here. You can find plenty of parking at nearby D.T. Fleming Beach Park, but it's still a bit of a walk along the various paved paths to get here


There is a lot of guest parking all over the residences here that you can easily access but risk being towed so we don't recommend that.


That's the main reason that it's not all that great and why I would just stick to D.T. Fleming Beach Park. If you do make it here, and the ocean is nice and calm then there can be good swimming and even snorkeling down at the far left (west) end of the beach.


If the waves are coming in good then it can be a little rough down there so maybe just relax and watch the surfers on the right (east) side instead.
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Matt A
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A very nice beach but unless you live here the parking situation might make it not worth the hassle.
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Tom T
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I wish this part of Maui was a protected preserve. It's a really beautiful combination of rugged coastline complimented by a long stretch of beach. Unfortunately, the developers built up this area, and condos prevent easy access to this lovely area. I'm sure those that live there are happy, but the rest of us aren't able to enjoy Oneloa Beach because of limited parking. I would give this beach a higher rating, but difficult access shaves a point.
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