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Kamaole Beach Park III Guide

By January 3, 2024 No Comments
Kamaole III Beach Guide Overview

Neighboring Kamaole II, this is yet another excellent beach for families and ocean activities.

Kamaole Beach Park III

Kamaole Beach Park III, often referred to as Kam III, is one of the three adjacent beach parks known as the Kamaole Beach Parks, located in Kihei in South Maui. Kam III is a popular destination for beachgoers, known for its beautiful shoreline, family-friendly atmosphere, and a range of activities.

Kamaole III MapDirections and Distance from Auntie Snorkel 

  • https://maps.app.goo.gl/UVQ74ywFFBvX1Bhj6
  • Kam III is a less than 5 minute drive south from Auntie Snorkel Kihei. It’s easily accessible and conveniently located near various accommodations, restaurants, and shops.

Parking and Access

  • There is a dedicated parking lot for Kam III right off of South Kihei Rd. 
  • Access to the beach is relatively easy with multiple walkways available. 

Facilities and Amenities

  • The beach park offers various amenities, including lifeguards, restrooms, showers, and picnic facilities, making it a convenient spot for a full day at the beach.
  • Kam III is particularly family-friendly due to its safe swimming conditions and amenities catering to visitors with children.

Beach chairs and umbrellas at Kamaole III

Beach chairs and umbrellas are must-haves at Kamaole III.

What to Bring

Snorkeling and Surf

  • Check a live webcam at neighboring Kamaole II Beach Park here.
  • Kam III is one of the better locations among the Kamaole Beach Parks for snorkeling. The southern end of the beach has rocky areas that are home to colorful fish and marine life, making it a popular spot for snorkelers.
  • On calm mornings, stand-up paddle boarding is a great option at Kam III. The long stretch of all 3 Kamaole beaches to the north make for a beautiful paddle. Just be aware that the wind can pick up strongly and quickly from late morning through the day, so the earlier you go out the better. 
  • There can be some elevated surf with summer south swells. This will impede snorkeling but can sometimes make for fun boogie boarding. Just be sure to exercise plenty of caution, and if in doubt, don’t go out!

Kamaole III from the north end

Kamaole III from the north end.

Environment and Seasonal Variation

  • Kam III Beach features soft, golden sand and beautiful views. It offers a peaceful setting with a grassy area, shade trees, and picnic tables, providing a suitable spot for picnicking, relaxation, and beachfront activities.
  • Kam III is calm and beautiful most mornings year round. It is common for the wind to become strong and gusty from the middle of the day, so this beach is best early. 
  • Responsible tourism practices, such as proper disposal of trash and the use of reef-safe sunscreen, can contribute to the long-term conservation of this stunning coastal environment on Maui. 
  • It’s important for visitors to respect the local rules and regulations, including not touching or damaging the coral, not collecting or harassing marine life, and not disturbing the natural habitat.

Remember to respect the natural beauty and environment of Kamaole Beach Park III by leaving no trace and following any posted rules and regulations. Kam III, along with its neighboring Kam I and Kam II Beaches, is a popular destination for those seeking a relaxed and enjoyable beach experience on Maui’s southwest coast. Whether you’re looking to snorkel, paddle, swim, picnic, or savor a beautiful sunset, Kam III provides a fun and family-friendly setting for beachgoers of all ages.

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