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DT Fleming Beach Park is located at Honokahua Bay in West Maui, in the Kapalua area.

Fleming Beach (aka Honokahua Beach) is best known for its surf being good for boogie boarding (body boarding).

 

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. best beaches in kapalua. ritz carlton beach. maui hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. best beaches in kapalua. ritz carlton beach. maui hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. best beaches in kapalua. ritz carlton beach. maui hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. best beaches in kapalua. ritz carlton beach. maui hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach. best beaches in Kapalua. ritz carlton maui beach. surf for boogieboarding, bodyboarding. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

 

 

Fleming Beach is also the Ritz Carlton Kapalua beach

Beach near Ritz Carlton Kapalua Maui: DT Fleming Beach. hawaii travel blog

 

If you’re staying at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, then Fleming Beach is your beach! (Even if you’re not staying at the Ritz Carlton, this can be your beach!)

This is the beach that’s a few minutes walk in front of the resort. So it’s not directly a beachfront hotel, but there are rooms with ocean views available.

You can also get food and drinks with ocean views right in front of Fleming Beach, with seating at the Burger Shack that’s operated by the Ritz Carlton.

 

Beachfront restaurant with ocean views near Ritz Carlton Kapalua Maui: food and drinks, restaurant and bar, shack. hawaii travel blog

Beachfront restaurant with ocean views near Ritz Carlton Kapalua Maui: food and drinks, restaurant and bar, shack. hawaii travel blog

 

 

Parking at DT Fleming Beach

There is a proper parking lot for DT Fleming Beach. On google maps, it’s listed as DT Fleming Park. You can also consider this parking for the Kapalua Coastal Trail.

 

Parking at DT fleming beach park. kapalua. maui hawaii travel blog

Parking at DT fleming beach park. kapalua. maui hawaii travel blog

 

There’s also a small parking lot in front of the Dragons Teeth trailhead, and you’d walk 5-10 minutes to get to Fleming Beach. (google maps)

 

Parking near DT fleming beach park. kapalua. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

Getting to DT Fleming Beach by bus

Getting to DT Fleming Beach by bus. Kapalua bus. maui hawaii travel blog

 

It’s possible to get to Fleming Beach by bus. There’s a bus that goes to Kapalua.

It’s about a 10-15 minute walk from the nearest bus stop to Fleming Beach.

 

Getting to DT Fleming Beach by bus. Kapalua bus. maui hawaii travel blog

 

If you’re coming from Kaanapali or Lahaina, then it’ll be a direct bus to get to Kapalua. It’s a 45 minute bus ride from Kaanapali, and a 75 minute bus ride from Lahaina. If you’re coming from elsewhere, then you’ll transfer at Lahaina to get on the bus to Kapalua. 

Google maps is a reliable way to get around Maui by bus. You’ll select the public transit option. If it’s not showing that the bus stop is a 10-15 minute walk from the beach, then that likely means the bus is temporarily not going there. But in normal times, you can get there by bus!

This bus route is generally once an hour, so it’s best to plan ahead and pay attention to the bus timings!

 

 

And…

A little bit of West Maui history

According to the people at Hawaii Beach Safety:

Fleming Beach Park was named for David Thomas Fleming, a former manager of Honolua Ranch.

Fleming introduced pineapple to West Maui as a commercial crop and converted the cattle ranch to a pineapple plantation.

Read the ocean safety tips for Fleming Beach and more Maui beaches too!

 

 

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Now…

A few more PHOTOS from DT Fleming Park and Honokahua Bay

DT fleming beach park. maui county beach park. hawaii travel blog
e komo mai = WELCOME! See more common Hawaiian words you may hear during your Hawaii vacation.

 

As a beach park, there are bathroom facilities and picnic tables here.

 

bathrooms, toilets at DT fleming beach park. maui county beach park. hawaii travel blog

picnic tables at DT fleming beach park. maui county beach park. hawaii travel blog

 

 

There are lifeguards at DT Fleming Beach Park

The lifeguards are also there to answer questions about ocean safety, including about current conditions!

 

DT fleming beach lifeguard. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach lifeguard. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach lifeguard. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach lifeguard. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach lifeguard. hawaii travel blog

 

You’ll also find Hawaii beach safety tips and warnings posted around.

 

DT fleming beach dangerous surf safety tips and warnings. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach dangerous surf safety tips and warnings. hawaii travel blog
Dangers of Fleming Beach: jellyfish, strong current, high surf, dangerous shorebreak, sharp coral.

 

DT fleming beach dangerous surf safety tips and warnings. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach dangerous surf safety tips and warnings. hawaii travel blog
Dangers of Fleming Beach: Waves break in shallow water. Serious injuries could occur even in small surf. If in doubt, don’t go out!

 

DT fleming beach rip currents safety tips. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach rip currents safety tips. hawaii travel blog
Know what to do in case you get caught in a rip current!

 

 

Enjoy the beach in Kapalua!

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. surf for boogieboarding, bodyboarding. maui hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. surf for boogieboarding, bodyboarding. maui hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. surf for boogieboarding, bodyboarding. maui hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. surf for boogieboarding, bodyboarding. maui hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. hawaii travel blog

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach in Kapalua. hawaii travel blog

Beachfront restaurant with ocean views near Ritz Carlton Kapalua Maui: food and drinks, restaurant and bar, shack. hawaii travel blog

 

And that’s a bit about the beach at Honokahua Bay!

 

Where to next?!

Some things in the direct area of DT Fleming beach park:

  • Take the Dragon’s Teeth Trail to walk out to Makaluapuna Point (find the trailhead a 10 minute walk from the beach)
  • Continue your walk further south on the Kapalua Coastal Trail for a leisurely walk with ocean views! (And likely minimal people)

 

And drive further north from Kapalua to the northern part of West Maui:

 

HAPPY VISIT TO DT FLEMING BEACH IN KAPALUA!

 

DT fleming beach. Honokalua Bay beach. best beaches in Kapalua. ritz carlton maui beach. surf for boogieboarding, bodyboarding. maui hawaii travel blog

 

 

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