|There are supposed to be 81 accessible beaches, 30 with public
facilities, spread around the island. From white sand to black rock, there
is some kind of beach for everyone. All beaches are publicly owned and
have right-of-way access, if you can find it. Finding a place to park can
be more of a problem. Do not leave anything of value in your car!
The more developed beaches have rinse off showers, drinking water,
restroom a and picnic tables. Some have children's swim or play areas.
Maui's beaches are generally peaceable, but use good judgment and
reasonable caution. "Never turn your back on the sea." Hawaiians say.
Swells come in sets and can be big. Never swim alone and use the
buddy system. Duck under breaking waves. Never swim against a strong
current, swim across it. Small kids should be watched at all times and
wear flotation devices. Respect the yellow and red warning flags. That
said, "Have a wonderful time!