Sugar Beach

Experience Maui’s longest beach, Sugar Beach, with stunning ocean views, whale watching, watersports, and rich history. Perfect for tranquil escapes.

Sugar Beach is a Beach located in the city of Kihei on Maui, Hawaii
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Things to Know About Sugar Beach


  • Overview: Sugar Beach, located in Kihei on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, is a must-see destination for visitors seeking a serene and picturesque beach experience. With its 2.5 miles (4 km) of sandy shoreline, it’s the longest beach on Maui and offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby tourist hotspots.
  • Highlights: The expansive length of Sugar Beach sets it apart from other beaches in Maui, making it perfect for long strolls and enjoying the stunning ocean views. During winter months (November to March), it’s also an excellent spot for whale watching.
  • Activities: Visitors can engage in various activities at Sugar Beach, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, and kayaking. The beach is also popular for walking, jogging, and picnicking.
  • Information: Sugar Beach is open to the public year-round, with no entrance fees. The best time to visit is during the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday heat. Be aware that the beach can be a bit breezy, so be prepared for windy conditions.
  • History & Significance: Sugar Beach, also known as Kealia Beach, was once a part of the thriving sugar plantation industry in Maui. The beach’s name is derived from its historical connection to the sugarcane fields that once surrounded the area.
  • Tips & Insights: To enhance your experience at Sugar Beach, consider bringing a pair of binoculars for whale watching during the winter months. Additionally, be cautious when entering the water, as there can be strong currents and occasional seaweed. Lastly, pack sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun, as there is limited shade available on the beach.

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