Shark Pit Beach

If you're looking for a surf spot in West Maui or just a great family beach to catch a sunset, head to Shark Pit at the south end of Lahaina Town near 505 Front Street. Follow the Shoreline Access signs and enjoy a surf lesson, beach day, or a nice walk on the beach. You can watch the Local's surf near the south end of the beach, which may or may not be crowded depending on the day and time. Shark Pit is our pick for the Best Shortboard Spot in Lahaina. 

  • Sandy Beach
  • Calm conditions because of exposed reef protection
  • Extremely shallow, perfect for small children
  • Great snorkeling spot
  • Breaks right and left with hollow waves
  • White Tip Reef Shark hangout 
  • No Public Restrooms
  • No lifeguards 
  • Street parking