Kapalua Bay offers free parking, beach access, restrooms and showers.

Best Option: Free Parking Lot

—> Located 1/4 mile north of Napili Bay

    • Head north on Highway 30 until you reach Napili Plaza at mile marker 29
    • Turn left on Napilihau St. and continue down the hill to the end of the road
    • Turn right on Lower Honoapi’ilani Rd. and continue for 1 mile
    • Just past Napili Kai Beach Resort, look for the Kapalua Bay Beach Parking” sign
    • Turn left into the parking lot and continue right toward the restrooms
    • Park, then walk down the stairs through the tunnel and proceed to the beach


Kapalua Bay free parking lot Maui

Option 2: Free Street Parking

  • If the parking lot is full, street parking can be found on Lower Honoapi’ilani Rd.
  • Unload your gear near the showers in the parking lot
  • Head back to Lower Honoapi’ilani Rd and parallel park on the road
  • Safely cross the street and walk through the free parking lot to the stairs
  • Proceed through the tunnel to the beach

Kapalua Bay Maui street parking

Option 3: Paid Parking at Tennis Garden

— > $10 parking for 3 hours. $15 all-day

  • Just beyond Merriman’s Restaurant, turn right onto Kapalua Dr. 
  • Drive up the hill and turn right into The Kapalua Tennis Garden
  • Look for the parking kiosk near the lower tennis courts and pay
  • Walk along the dirt path toward the Kapalua Bay parking entrance
  • Safely cross the street and walk through the free parking lot
  • Continue toward the stairs and through the tunnel to Kapalua Bay!

Kapalua Bay Merriman's Parking MauiKapalua Tennis Courts Parking Log

Option 4: Paid Parking at Merriman’s 

—> $20 parking 6am – 3pm. Not available Sunday

  • Parking available Monday – Saturday
  • Exit left from the Kapalua Bay free parking lot
  • Immediately turn left into Merriman’s Parking Lot
  • Look left for the paid parking signage with QR codes
  • Once you pay, walk back to the free parking lot
  • Walk down the stairs, through the tunnel, and proceed to the beach

Kapalua Bay Merriman's Parking Maui

Pro Tips

  • Kapalua Bay is located in Northwest Zone on the Maui Snorkel Report
  • Bring your snorkel sets and beach bundles
  • Kapalua means “arms embracing the sea”  
  • Turtle Cruisers allow you to float more and think less
  • Enter the water at the sandy areas. Avoid the rocks in the middle

Aerial View of Kapalua Bay Maui Hawaii

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