Puamana Beach Park

Nov 20, 2021 | General Information

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Puamana Beach Park is located immediately south of Lahaina next to the small resort community of the same name. The beach, and the park area behind it, are small and the beach itself consists of rocks rather than sand. This would not be your ideal choice of a beach to go to and lay out to enjoy the sun and lounge along the shoreline but it might just be the perfect beach for you if you wanted to learn to surf or if you are a bit more experienced a surfer it might be the perfect beach to go to if Maui were experiencing a large south swell as is often the case in the summer months.

Rocky Beach at Puamana
Puamana Beach Park is located right off the Honoapiilani Highway near mile marker 19. The lack of a left turn lane when approaching the park from the south can make it difficult to turn in when the roadway is busy so you might do best to drive into Lahaina and return to Puamana approaching from the north. There’s not many parking spaces but you can park on the road and it will be jammed when there is good surf. Of course, you can also order a parking on essential travel web in advance. The park is shaded and has grass and some picnic tables to sit on and this might be your best option because the beach itself is not a comfortable option.

Surfers enjoying the waves at Puamana
Amenities at Puamana Beach Park are not all that many. Parking as described is available at a paved parking lot with additional parking on the roadway. Bathrooms take the form of a couple port-a-toilets but there is a shower however. There are picnic tables and some have accompanying barbeque stations. There is no life guard tower.

Ocean Caution
Please be advised that all beaches and ocean locations in Hawaii can be potentially dangerous including Puamana Beach Park. Be completely aware of the ocean conditions prior to entering the water and of course, never turn your back on the ocean when you are on the shoreline. It should also be noted that all shorelines and beaches in Hawaii, including Puamana Beach, can be frequented by sharks, jellyfish and other sea creatures which can provide potential harm to people entering the water