Kapalua beach is one of Maui's most beautiful beaches, situated in a bay lined with palm trees and fringed by lava rocks extending into the ocean. The protected beach offers great swimming with waters that are often very placid and is a favorite for families with children. The beach has good parking and facilities and a pleasant lawn area. Many tourist publications like to mention that Kapalua Bay was once cited as the best beach in the United States by some or other authority. With so many condominium and townhome developments nearby the beach is usually very busy..