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Ukumehame Beach is located south of Olowalu Bay on highway 30. This is a small park with some ironwood trees and grass. The small beach is shallow and rocky so swimming and snorkeling is very poor. The beach park is mainly used by locals and fishermen. At the western end is an uncrowded break for beginner surfers wanting to get away from the crowds of nearby beaches.
Ukumehame Beach Park is located near the 12 mile marker on the Honoapiilani Highway (Hwy 30) in West Maui, just a couple of miles north of the tunnel and south of Olowalu. Ukumehame means huge valley which can be found in the West Maui Mountains. King Kamehmeha's army of Spartan like warriors used a path through these dangerous valley ridges to sneak up and attack Maui's warriors from behind in a battle of the Iao Valley.
Ukumehame Beach Park is is used mostly as an entry for surfing and kayaks. It is a sandy beach shallow with coral at shore making it ok for snorkeling in the morning when water is calm. Benginning surfers love this beach and is used for surf lessons. this is the area known as 1000 peaks because of the numerous breaks off shore.
Morning is the best time to go as the winds come in from the north and gets wind from the valley behind it.. the beach and area can get dangerously strong and you should quit activities when gust first start up.
Ukumehame Beach does have a paved parking lot.or you can park along the highway. It offers picnic tables, barbecue pits, and a couple porta potties.
Ocean conditions in Maui can change rapidly from calm to dangerous. Be aware of the ocean conditions prior to entering the water. It is best to get surf information from locals or dive shops. At certain times of the year you can encounter jellyfish and sharks here or any Maui Beach.
Heading west on Highway 30 from Kihei . Just past mile Marker 12 turn left into the parking Lot
- Medium parking lot rarely gets full.
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