It’s a smaller beach but has it’s own sense of character. Situated on the south side of the island in Kihei, Charley Young Beach is a great spot for the kids to hang at the beach and also for the adults. There is a port-o-let and also it’s within close walking distance to restaurants. Get there early to have a chance at getting a spot under the palms. Great beach for walking and building sandcastles all day long. Park on the side street or in the lot just off of South Kihei Road.
The snorkeling is decent here and you can have fun in the waves, which can get big and will sometimes break close to the beach so be careful. If you’re on a budget and need to be near the supermarkets and other stores and restaurants to eat cheap, then this is a great place to spend the day.