Six Miles of Picturesque Beaches in Kihei
Kihei is located on the south west coast of Maui and with an average rainfall of only 13 inches a year, this area is very dry and hot compared to other parts of the island. The area was originally called Kama’ole which means barren in Hawaiian.
Water was piped down to Kihei from Central and West Maui in the 1960’s. Until then, this part of the island had not seen much development. Today you will find many hotels, resorts, condos and world-class golf courses.
A popular gathering place for locals and tourist alike is Kalama Park (the cove) located at 1910 South Kihei Road. The cove where you’ll find basketball and tennis courts, a skate park, picnic pavilions, and a playground for kids. The shallow water and gentle waves make this a great place for beginning surfers. There are restrooms, showers and plenty of good places to eat nearby.
Kama’ole I, better known as Kam One is a great beach for kids. The beach has a gentle slope, and the water is usually calm. There are lifeguards, outdoor showers, and restrooms close by. Arrive early (before 9:00 AM) if you want a good place to park. If you show up after 9:00, you will have to park in a dirt lot across the street.