What to Expect
Hana Highway , East Maui
Located on the far side of Ka'uiki Hill south of Hana Bay is Kaihalulu, better known as Red Sand Beach. The sand gets its red-black color from the crumbling cindercone hill that surrounds the bay. Swimming is poor except when the ocean is very calm. The path to the beach is slippery due to the crumbling cinder and pine needles from the ironwood trees. But the view of the red sand against the blue sea bracketed by the green ironwood trees and a rocky lava sea wall is unmatched! This beach is very isolated and nude sunbathers sometimes visit the area.
Services and Amenities
Red sand beach
Swimming, snorkeling, diving
Do not swim beyond the lava sea wall due to strong currents
The path to the beach is very slippery - use extreme caution
Seasonal high surf
Always monitor ocean conditions closely. Strong currents and heavy surf may be possible. The trail to the beach is very slippery - use extreme caution. Obey all signs, warmings and postings.