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Makena Beach, Wailea

4.5
#2 of 14 in Parks in Wailea
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 rented scooters down in Kihei and rode out to Makena Beach. The scooters were perfect for parking at this secluded little area as we were able to just park under a tree real close to the water. Sce...  more »
  • Perfect, just bring your cool non alcoholic drinks and your kids if you have them but do not forget the beach umbrella and your high SPF tanning lotion. A State Park with lifeguards during the day and...  more »
  • It's nice, and quite pretty. There aren't too many people here usually either which is nice. If parking lot 1 is full, go to 2, if w, go to 3. By the way further you go down the less crowded it is if ...  more »

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