Maui Beaches -- Kaanapali Beach
Possibly the most popular of all Maui beaches is Ka'anapali Beach...and rightly so. It was named "America's Best Beach" in 2003 by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach. In case you are wondering why it hasn't won the honor again, once a beach wins the title, it cannot win it again.
As you probably guessed by its name, it fronts the Ka'anapali resort area. There is a pathway all the way along the three mile beach that gives you access to all resorts, shops, and restaurants.
Ka'anapali Beach does not have amenities of its own. Instead, you are allowed to use the facilities (showers, restrooms, picnic areas, and restaurants) of the properties that dot the shoreline. If you are not staying at one of the properties, parking can be a pain here.
Ka'anapali Beach is actually made up of other smaller Maui beaches. It starts with:
The whole area is generally excellent for swimming and snorkeling although it can get a little rough in the winter.
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