West Maui beach access situation is improving with a database

Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Access to West Maui beaches is getting easier with an online database that will be an ongoing project.  Recent attention on this matter has caused the County of Maui to get serious about enforcing public parking spots at the resorts.  Time limits on the public parking zones are also not legal, though some resorts post signs stating the time limits.

the shoreline at the Kaanapali Shores Resort on West Maui

Kaanapali Shores Resort

Read the Maui Time article about how this unfolded this spring.

A group called the HK West Maui Community Fund has been formed to create the online database, and they're asking for the public's help to provide more documents that might be stored with home owners.

the shoreline at the Papakea Resort, Maui Hawaii

Papakea Resort

Here's the website that is compiling the West Maui shoreline access database.

In Hawaii all the beaches and shoreline are for public use and there are rules regarding public access points, meaning that the beaches should always be accessible.  Unfortunately, over time these tend to get buried under development and forgotten.  Luckily there are written records that prove what should be preserved for future generations.

beach parking, Maui Hawaii

West Maui homes and land for sale - search the Maui MLS database.

Thanks for reading my Maui blog...

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635

Comments (4)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Georgie, this looks like it might be a tough one to follow up on.  Has to start somewhere though.  Mark

Sep 10, 2016 12:50 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We have run into the same problem in west Maui. Over the 30 years that we have been visiting the signs have come down and never replaced Georgie Hunter R(S) 

Sep 10, 2016 03:46 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Georgie,  same problem for us in Malibu and keep in mind  Billionaires and many Lawsuits later it is still an ongoing problem... Endre

Sep 10, 2016 04:27 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Sep 10, 2016 09:38 PM