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Papalaua Wayside Park

Beaches/Public Recreational

22 HI-30
Wailuku, 96793

Camping, Kayaking

Hours of Operation:

    7 AM–8 PM
Camping, Kayaking

Papalaua Wayside Park

Find Your Adventure in Maui

Papalaua Wayside Park, nestled at the base of the pali (cliffy road section with a tunnel), marks the official start of West Maui's scenic coastline. While not claiming the title of Maui's finest beach, locals affectionately dub it "Thousand Peaks," making it a sought-after destination for surfers, campers, and those seeking a spontaneous ocean plunge.

Swimming conditions at Papalaua are characterized by murkiness and limited clarity, rendering snorkeling a challenging endeavor. Despite the nearby allure of snorkeling at "Coral Gardens," the shoreline's conditions are generally unsuitable, except on the calmest of days. For enthusiasts seeking a relaxing day with beach chairs and longboards, Papalaua Wayside Park offers a laid-back atmosphere. When it comes to snorkeling adventures, exploring alternative locations may yield a more rewarding underwater experience.

Papalaua Wayside ParkFind Your Adventure in MauiPapalaua Wayside Park, nestled at the base of the pa ....

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