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Makena State Park, Wailea

#9 of 16 in Parks in Wailea
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • When visiting Maui recently, my husband and I were able to visit a few beaches, but Big Beach at Makena State Park was one of our favorites! The multiple shades of turquoise and blue waters against.....  more »
  • This is a nice park and beach, available to all. Reasonable waves to surf on and a gentle slope to the beach. But a lot of people come here because it is so accessible, so I would advise going here...  more »
  • Gorgeous white sand beach This is a stretch of the most beautiful beaches. The parking is plenty at the public beach. There is no restroom access but rather a port-a-potty. If you are adventurous, hike a few steps north and you will be rewarded with more beaches. Then that goes on for a couple more. So it is nice to walk around. The water is not as choppy as what’s up north or at the southern tip of the island. Although strong waves are possible. There is not much shade so bring your travel umbrella if you would like a shade. Happy travels.
  • Just as everybody else suggested, this is indeed a gorgeous beach. However, even on an average calm day, the waves crash down very hard here. This was at the end of August. Unless you plan on not doing any swimming, it is definitely NOT recommended for families with young children. I talked to the life guards on duty and they told me that this is the beach with the highest rate of neck and head injuries in the whole state of Hawaii. I don’t want my kids to be paralyzed for the rest of their life. Be warned, enough said...

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