Locations

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North Side (Paia)

Baldwin BeachBaldwin Beach Maui-plenty of parking
-beautiful blue water all day
-showers and beach restrooms
-can be windy

South Side (Wailea/Kihei)

Makena CoveMakena Cove-Also called Secret Beach or Secret Cove
-Very pretty beach
-Very small and popular with weddings
-Very good chance of having other photo shoots going on
-Limited parking
-No restrooms
-Great sunsets

Big Beach at Makena State ParkBig Beach-State Beach with no resorts
-3 entrances
-Porta Potty restrooms
-Good parking
-Only family portraits here, no weddings

Maluaka BeachMaluaka-In front of the Maui Beach and Golf Resort
-Parking on far left and far right side of beach
-Restrooms on left side of beach only
-Great view of sunsets
-Easy access

Poolenalena BeachPoolenalena Beach-Plenty of parking
-One Porta Potty
-Plenty of room
-Great sunsets
-Another beach is accessible around the right side lava trail
-Wear shoes around the Keawe trees to avoid thorns

Palauea BeachPalaueaBeachWhiteRock-Called White Rock Beach
-Plenty of parking
-Plenty of room
-No restrooms
-Wear shoes around the Keawe trees to avoid thorns
-Great sunsets

Polo BeachPoloBeach-In front of the Fairmont Kea Lani
-Separate beach access entrance and parking around left side of resort
-Restrooms and foot wash
-Nice lava rocks
-Plenty of room
-Plenty of parking

Wailea BeachWailea Beach-In front of the Grand Wailea Resort and Four Seasons
-Closest beach to the Marriot and the Wailea Beach Villas also
-Can be very crowded
-Restrooms and foot wash
-Parking at beach access in between the Grand and Four Seasons

Mokapu BeachMokapu Beach-In front of the Andaz Resort
-Restrooms and foot wash
-Great Sunsets
-Great lava rocks
-Plenty of parking

South Keawakapu BeachKeawakapu Beach-Plenty of parking
-Porta potty
-Foot wash
-Great sunsets
-Great view south and north

North Keawakapu BeachNKeawakapu-In front of the Mana Kai Hotel, the Five Palms Restaurant and Sarentos Restaurant
-Restrooms and foot wash
-Great sunsets and lava rocks

Kamaole Beach IIIKamaoleBeach3-In front of Kamaole Sands, Hale Kamaole, and Maui Banyan Condos
-Great view of sunsets
-Not recommended for morning shoots because of crowding
-Restrooms and foot wash
-Great sunsets and lava rocks

West Side (Lahaina/Napili/Kapalua)

Lahaina HarborLahaina Harbor-parking can be difficult
-sailing/boat style photos
-darker color sand
-no restrooms

Baby BeachBaby Beach-Baby Beach (North of Lahaina’s Front Street)
-no restrooms
-great sunsets
-darker color sand

Kaanapali Beach and Airport BeachKaanapali Beach-CLOSED to Commercial Photography by Maui County

Napili BayNapiliBay-In front of many Napili Condos
-Can be very crowded
-Great sunsets
-Lava rocks on left side
-Sea House Restaurant on right side
-Located in the rain belt during winter months

Kapalua BayKapalua-Less crowded than Napili, but is more popular with weddings
-Restrooms and foot wash
-Plenty of parking
-Great sunsets
-Located in the rain belt during winter months

Ironwoods BeachIronwoodsBeach-limited parking
-Beautiful beach, usually no crowds
-Located in the rain belt during winter months
-Great sunsets

Maui Estates

Haiku MillHaiku Mill-North Side of Maui in Haiku
-vintage style grounds and bridal suite
-medium parking
-beautiful details
-no sunset unless you plan to drive to beach for photos

Sugarman’s EstateSugarman Estate-South Maui, Makena area
-Next to Ahihi Bay
-Large lawn, good for tents and large receptions
-Mulitple room home for getting ready in
-Very limited parking
-Beautiful sunsets
-Rocky beach

Kukahiko EstateKukahiko Estate-South Side of Maui in Makena
-Beautiful View of Sunset
-Grass Lawn
-Rocky Beach
-Multiple room home for getting ready in

Olowalu Plantation HouseOlowalu Plantation-Between South and West Maui, on the way to Lahaina
-Across from Leodas and Olowalu General Store
-Large lawn, good for tents and receptions
-Multiple room home to get ready in, but cannot be rented overnight
-Large beautiful trees on property
-Plenty of parking
-Rocky beach with a little bit of sand
-Palm tree orchard and pier to get great romantic photos