The swimming is good here during the calmer summer months. However, the coral reef drops off suddenly, so take caution.
A lot of surfers also hang out here. The beach's name comes from a particular type of pebble (ili'ili) which are found there. In ancient Hawaii these stones were used for a variety of purposes such as for musical instruments. Due to the surf, the sand often disappears during the winter months. During fall and winter the surf may reach heights up to 25 feet.
There are lifeguards, picnic areas, BBQ grills, restrooms, showers and phones. Ma'ili Beach is off Highway 93 in Ma'ili.