My Favorite Beaches on Maui by @DJSmook (Pt1)

Aloha AMB friends! Today we have a guest blogger – Jake Smook, popularly known as @DJSmook on Twitter.  I requested Jake to share with us about some of his favorite beaches on Maui, and here’s what he says:

When I first moved the Maui back in 1995, I was totally blown away by the outstanding beauty of Maui’s vast choices of beach parks and resort beaches on final approach.  The fact of the matter is, Maui has some of the world’s cleanest and most beautiful beaches around to date.  I don’t really have just one favorite beach I truly dislike on the island.  In fact I enjoy heading to most of them when time permits.  In the list below are my favorite beaches to hang out at and are kid friendly.

Central Maui has a wonderful beach park and check this, you can even barbecue and grill your lunch there.  It’s known as Kanaha Beach Park minutes away from the Kahului Airport.  Kid friendly and very secluded from the craziness of Central Maui.  Life Guards are on post should any emergency rise.  While at Kanaha, you can catch some surf, watch La’e Ula O Kai canoe club practices, go snorkeling, scuba diving, or just lay out in the sun to tan up.  There are cold fresh water showers and restrooms there.  During the fall and winter seasons use caution and always feel free to talk to the life guards on post about conditions.  During the fall and winter the waves can be pretty big and pose life safety hazards.  Over all this is a good beach to go to if you live in Central Maui.

Paia and Sprecklesville have some awesome beaches on the island.  The first beach is known at Henry Perrine Baldwin Beach Park a.k.a. Baby Beach.  Like Kanaha this beach is kid friendly.  The water is like a pool cause you got a part of the reef blocking the major waves from coming in making this the perfect beach to bring the little kids.  Just be careful during the winter and fall times for the surf will be big at times. Word of caution when going to this beach however, there are no life guards on duty at this beach.

I love going to these beaches and have tons of fun.  My next post will be for my favorite beaches in South and West Maui.  If you have any questions or tips, feel free to leave feed back on the comments section.  Aloha!



On January 28th, the 11th Annual Buy Back the Beach is happening. For more info, click on the posted below: (For tweets on this event, follow #BBTB2012)

11 Responses to My Favorite Beaches on Maui by @DJSmook (Pt1)

  1. ihilani January 9, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    I’m looong overdue for a trip to the beach. Mostly we head to Kihei because we love how calm and kid-friendly the shoreline is there.

  2. MauiHikes January 9, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    I’m a big fan of Kanaha Beach… if you go early you might catch a line of fishermen teaching their kids how to fish. Thanks Jake!

  3. Lena Castles January 9, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    My husband, Dave, used to play beach volleyball at Kanaha. So that was one of the hang out places 🙂 Many awesome beaches in Maui! Great post Jake! 🙂

  4. Jen January 10, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I’ve never been to Maui before. I know, I know…bad local. Well, after reading this post…I really want to go now. sigh….if I only had the money.

  5. Tania January 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Thanks for sharing DJ! And thank you Liza for the event info!

  6. Davie Brightbill January 11, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    I love Baldwin because it’s an easy place to hang a hammock.

  7. Sarah, The Ohana Mama January 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Love this series! We don’t go often enough to other beaches than what’s on the west side. This gives me the push TO GO! 🙂

  8. Claire @ Jax Beach January 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Jake, you’re so lucky!


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