Free Guide to Kahekili Beach Park for Tourists

By , July 14, 2011

Kahekili Beach Park is located on the west side of Maui. Kahekili Beach is a short name for the b each. Ali’i Kahekili Nui Ahumanu Beach Park is the full name of the beach park. The name of Kahekili Beach is derived from the last king that reign in Hawaii. King Kahekili reigned in Maui for 45 years. He stops reigning in 1794 when he was defeated in the war. He was the father of King Kamehameha. King Kamehameha fought against his father King Kahekili so that he can conquer the land of Hawaii. Some people call King Kahekili Airport Beach because it is near to the Ka’anapali Airport.


Kahekili Beach has a long shoreline and many facilities. The wind is not too strong here because there is a windbreak. The windbreak prevents the afternoon wind from becoming violent. Kahekili Beach is a great snorkeling and scuba diving spot. It is not recommended that you carry out swimming activities at the beach because there are many hidden rocks in the ocean. If you want to swim, you should go to the site near the Black Rock.


Kahekili Beach is not as developed as Ka’anapali Beach. Several types of facilities can be found at Kahekili Beach Park including paved parking lot, picnic tables, beach showers, and restrooms. On the right side of Kahekili Beach, you will find a golf course. Kahekili Beach is a good snorkeling spot because there is a coral reef. The coral reef extends up to a few feet into the water and gradually disappears.


Kahekili Beach Park is open from 6 a.m. to sunset. After 30 minutes the sun has set, the gat to the parking lot will be closed. If you forgot about the closing time and your car is locked inside the car park, you can approach the security guard and tell him to open the gate. They will take about 45 minutes to come back to the car park. You don’t have to park in the parking lot of the beach park. You can park at the empty spaces nearby the gate of the parking lot. There are also private parking lots where you can park your car.


If you want to go to Kahekili Beach Park, you can take the Honoapi’ilani Highway. You should head west on Honoapi’ilani Highway. While traveling on Honoapi’ilani Highway, you will pass by Lahaina and Ka’anapali parkway. After that, you should turn left and see the parking lot of the Kahekili Beach Park.

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