Lipoa Street Beach: The Complete Guide to Kihei’s Hidden Gem

Lipoa Street Beach Maui blog cover image. Text overlaying and image of Lipoa Street Beach looking norther towards West Maui at sunset.

Lipoa Street Beach is a quiet beach at the north end of Kihei with abundant greenery and coarse sand.

Despite being picturesque, it is one of the quietest beaches in the area and is visited mostly by locals. This seclusion is what makes it one of my favorite beaches on Maui!

I have created this guide to provide you with all the information you need for your first visit to Lipoa Street Beach. This includes directions, parking instructions, nearby services, descriptions, and more.

Lipoa Street Beach Overview


  • Nearest Town: Kihei
  • Parking: Streetside.
  • Public Bathrooms? No.
  • Picnic Benches? No.
  • Showers? No.
  • Grills? No.
  • Lifeguard? No.


Looking north along Lipoa Street Beach towards West Maui.

Lipoa Street Beach is not typically considered one of the best beaches in Kihei, but it has its charms. For example, you will often find a green turtle (or honu in Hawaiian) resting on there in the afternoons. Additionally, the row of palm trees makes for some great photo opportunities.

The sand is coarse and there is often a lot of debris on the beach, and when we visited there was a bit of trash here too. This, unfortunately, seems common based on other users’ reviews of this beach.

It’s worth stopping by at sunset to possibly catch a glimpse of a turtle and to watch the sunset in the palm tree grove.

How to Get to Lipoa Street Beach

Map showing the location of Lipoa Street Beach

There are several public access ways to the beach from Uluniu Road. There is some roadside parking at the end of West Lipoa Street, or alternatively, there are a few parking lots nearby that would require a short walk.

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General Directions: From the south, follow South Kihei Road then turn left onto West Lipoa Street. From the north, turn right off of South Kihei Road onto West Lipoa. Continue to the end of the road where you’ll find a few roadside parking spaces and beach access.

When to Visit Lipoa Street Beach

With its westerly views and frequent evening visits from green turtles, or honus, Lipoa Street Beach is one of the best places for watching sunset in Maui.

If sunset is not an option, any clear sunny day can be enjoyable here. It is typically quiet any time of day, at least by Kihei standards, and offers plenty of shade when desired.

Lipoa Street Beach Photo Gallery

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Adam Marland is a professional travel blogger and landscape photographer from Oregon. After over a decade of experience as a freelance travel photographer, Adam found national acclaim when he became the National Park Foundation's “Chief Exploration Officer” in 2021.

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