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Wailea Beach, South Maui
Best Maui Beaches

Wailea Beach, Wailea, Maui

Photo by John Fischer, licensed to About.com

Chosen by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman aka "Dr. Beach" as America's Best Beach of 1999, Wailea is located in South Maui, at the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons Resorts.

Wailea Beach offers good swimming, snorkeling in calm waters, and body surfing on a shore break that is not as punishing as Wailea's other beaches. The sandy bottom remains shallow inshore, and drops off slowly to deeper water.

Activity companies for the nearby resorts rent ocean equipment.

Parking here is very difficult. There are only about 40 spaces available for the public.

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