Because of its remote location, the beach is usually quiet during the week. It is a popular weekend getaway among locals and few visitors who know the place. The more popular Mauna Kea Beach and Spencer Beach Park are located nearby.
Mauumae Beach is a great place for picnics and soaking up some sun. The calm water is ideal for swimming. Snorkeling is not recommended as the water is usually cloudy.
To get to this beach, go toward the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel from Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway, turn right on Kamahoi and cross two wooden bridges. Look for telephone pole No 22 on the left and park. Walk down the trail to the Ala Kahakai sign and turn left toward the beach. You can also get here from nearby Spencer Beach by walking 10 minutes on the Ala Kahakai Trail, an ancient coastal path.