North & Central


Maui Beach
Portrait Locations

kihei, wailea, & makena

South Maui Beaches

in makena, south of wailea. best for mornings or sunset.

Southside Beach

- Undeveloped Beach, No hotels or condos, but there are private homes fronting the beach
- Beach Grass, Large Trees
- Good For morning or sunset sessions
- Long White Sand Beach, black lava rock on both sides

* This is Karma's favorite Portrait location in South Maui 

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Polo Beach fronts the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel and Polo Beach Club condos in Wailea. Best For Mornings or Sunset.

Polo Beach

- Long Sandy Beach
- Natural Lava Rock Formations
- Palm Trees
- Easy access and large parking lot
 -Restroom Facilities

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This stunning beach in makena offers both a long sandy beach and a beautiful green grassy area for a great variety of backdrops. Good for morning or sunset.

Maluaka Beach

- Long Sandy Beach
- Natural Lava Rock Formations
- Green Grassy Area
- Large parking lot
 -Restroom and Shower Facilities

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pa'ia & kahului

North & Central Maui Beaches

Kanaha Beach is in Central Maui near the Cruise ship port. It is a tucked away beach off the beaten path that most visitors to Maui never find. It is ideal on weekdays. You can't go wrong with this unique location.

Kanaha Beach

- White Sand and Aqua Water
- Some Palm trees
- Large green grassy area
- Some rocks
- Mountain Views
- Great for morning or sunset sessions

**The sun sets behind the West Maui Mountains making for soft pastel sunset skies.

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Baldwin Beach is on Maui's North Shore next to the fun beach town of Paia. It is beautiful at morning or sunset

Baldwin Beach

- Looooooong white sand beach
- Mountain views of the West Maui Mountains
- Amazing aqua blue water
- Shady areas with trees
- Restrooms/Showers
- Almost always uncrowded
- Great for morning sessions
- The sun does not set over the water at this beach, but it does set over the mountains which makes really beautiful sky and lighting.
- Only downside is this beach can be a bit windy at times.

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West Maui Beaches

This West Maui beach is 10 minutes north of Kaanapali and 15 minutes north of Lahaina, great for sunset or mornings

Ironwoods Beach, Kapalua

-Dramatic cliffs
-Lava rocks
-Best for sunset sessions
-Can be windy 
-White sand, super blue ocean
-Can be very busy with other photographers and weddings.
-Small parking lot, no restrooms

*$50.00 travel fee to this location

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Located in Northwest Maui in Kapalua DT Fleming beach sits in front of the ritz Carlton hotel and features a long white sand beach along with green areas. Great for mornings or sunset.

DT Fleming Beach Park

- Long sandy beach
- Grassy area with trees
- Rock formations
- Usually uncrowded
- Good for mornings and sunsets (sunsets are soft and pastel as the sun sets behind the mountains)
 - Restrooms and foot showers

*$50.00 travel fee to this location

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