A Complete Guide to Kaanapali Beach Public Parking: 7 Places

A Complete Guide to Kaanapali Beach Public Parking: 7 Places

Accessing the beach is as simple as going out the back door of your hotel if you’re staying at one of the hotels along Ka’anapali Beach or Black Rock Beach (Pu’u Keka’a). Where to park is a major concern for everyone else who needs to drive to Ka’anapali Beach and Black Rock Beach (Pu’u Keka’a).

The Sheraton’s underground parking garage with Ka’anapali Beach Access has 18 spaces. Let’s learn about parking at Kaanapali Beach.

Kaanapali Beach Public Parking

Let’s go over every parking option you currently have, as well as every option you don’t, up until the resorts realize that giving back to the community would be in their best interests.

Whalers Village

Whalers Village

I’ll start by mentioning Whalers Village and beach parking because there is a lot of misunderstanding about them. There is a sizable parking structure here, so many people believe they can simply pay to park there. The paid garage technically does not allow beach parking. Although this mall doesn’t really draw in a sizable number of outside visitors, we assume it’s because the owners believe it to be such a draw that they want places for shoppers to use.

In this case, you have a few choices. First off, there are 21 public parking spaces available here (20 are required by law), so if you want one, grab one. If not, you can buy something here, eat, and have your parking validated for a few hours of free parking. If not, you can park here in the fee-based garage. Of course, you go to the beach at your own risk if you go there during that time.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

72 spaces for the general public must be made available by the Hyatt, and they kindly (?) offer 74. Your best bet to start at is probably a large amount of public beach parking spaces.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

The Sheraton is required by law to offer 20 spaces for beach access for the general public.

Ka’anapali Alii

Kaanapali Alii Rentals

The Kaanapali Alii is legally required to provide 10 public parking spots for beach access and they seem to offer 11.

Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

The Westin provides the ten public parking spaces needed for beach access that are mandated by law.

Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Ten public parking spaces are available at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, which is legally required for beach access.

Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club

Marriott Maui Ocean Club

Although they claim to have 35 spots available, the Marriott is only required by law to provide 30 spots for public parking.

About Kaanapali Beach

Seven resorts, upscale shopping, a variety of restaurants, and other activities can be found on Ka’anapali Beach, a mile-long stretch of breathtakingly beautiful sand.

Seven resorts, the Whalers Village Mall, and numerous upscale stores and restaurants line Ka’anapali Beach, which stretches from Black Rock to Canoe Beach. The beach itself is ideal. Swimming and water entry are beautiful and long, wide, and sandy.

Black Rock provides cliff jumping and cliff-jumper watching.) There are numerous activities. There is also a long concrete walk that you can stroll along as you meander between shops, eats, drinks, sunset, and the beach.

Conclusion: Kaanapali Beach Public Parking

This beach, like all the beaches on Maui, is accessible to everyone. However, there is sadly not enough public parking. Between the Ka’anapali Parkway and the beach, five small, partially public lots are dispersed. Look for the (sometimes hidden) “Beach Access” signs to discover them.


How Do You Park at Kaanapali?

You can access Whaler’s Village and Kaanapali Beach from a sizable parking garage, and you can use validated parking there while you shop or eat. Every hotel along Ka’anapali Beach has to supply a limited number of parking spots for “free”, to access the beach there.

Does Kaanapali Beach Have Parking?

The parking garage for Ka’anapali Beach Access, located below the Sheraton, has 18 spaces.

Is There Public Access to Kaanapali Beach?

There are several “public beach access” parking areas along its length off Ka’anapali Parkway, as well as Nohea Kai Road that leads to the Hyatt. This is your West side beach if you prefer a wind-sheltered, crowded beach.

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