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Makena Beach, Wailea

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Beach · Nature / Park
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You won't have to worry whether there's enough room for your umbrella at Makena Beach. Also known as Big Beach, it's nearly 1.5 km (1 mi) long and the largest beach in Maui. You can enjoy shade from the large volcanic cliffs, which also offer protection from tradewinds. Book a snorkeling or kayak tour to get an up-close look at some of the sea life. It's a good idea to go out with a guide, because the water can get rough Remember to bring drinking water and sunscreen. A visit to Makena Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wailea visit planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • We read about this beach which is on the way to Hana from the west so we tried it. The parking system didn't work so we paid by phone, only to learn the locals drive in and drop off their things and.....  more
    We read about this beach which is on the way to Hana from the west so we tried it. The parking system didn't work so we paid by phone, only to learn the locals drive in and drop off their things and.....  more »
  • One of the world’s top beaches! We were in Maui for 2 weeks over Xmas, and we spent maybe 8 total days at this beach! You just have to be so very careful to stay out of the “crash zone” of the waves.....  more
    One of the world’s top beaches! We were in Maui for 2 weeks over Xmas, and we spent maybe 8 total days at this beach! You just have to be so very careful to stay out of the “crash zone” of the waves.....  more »
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  • Really nice Beach parking lot isn't that good could use some picnic tables but it's really a nice Beach
  • Great beach, clear water, sandy bottom. Beach sand gets really hot, so be prepared for that. No facilities at this park, but there are an others nearby.

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