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Makena Road, Maui, HI 96753
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent some time on Big beach and little beach which was interesting to say the least. The best part was the shaved ice we bought from the food truck. Many other options to choose from.

Thank gregfrazier66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is beautiful, the water is perfect but the waves are no joke. This isn’t water you are going to sit and float in. Heed the warning signs that are posted all over. Keep Small children close. My 16 year old son and nephew...More

Thank k9lynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this beach both times we visited, nice and big, plenty of room and shade (watch for thorns under the trees though). Be careful, can be serious waves/shore breaks that can knock you down if you're not careful!

Thank rcm-ca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is usually my favourite beach to spend time walking the length of the beach, climbing the cliff or looking a the World War II pillbox or lava rock on the south end. The waves on our one visit this vacation were very strong, and...More

Thank SpaceRoger
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This is a gorgeous beach. A long stretch of white sand and turquoise waters. It does look like a postcard beach. The downfall is that very often there’s dangerous shore break which kept us out of the water, but it’s so beautiful. Well worth the...More

1  Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Be prepared to get sand in your suit!! It was so much fun, the beach is long and the waves were great! We walked quite a ways and checked out little beach that is up over the rocky hill hike. That was a site to...More

1  Thank Brodiekat01
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Great place to spend the day and bodysurf the waves. Incredibly strong break and current. Be prepared to take some sand home in your bathing suit.

Thank Zuz68
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Beautiful sandy beach that is very deep and long! Plenty of space for the kids to play, and even to play beach volleyball or throw a frisbee. Not much shade, so bring beach chairs, a beach umbrella, sun hat, and sunscreen. Also, bring your own...More

2  Thank Courtney K
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This beach was great! We got there early (before the crowds) and almost had the beach to ourselves. The waves were good, but got rough throughout the day! Excellent sand real estate!!

Thank sissynm
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and there was plenty of space. Some people set up a volleyball net and everyone was welcome to join. Nice views from the nearby cliff but try not to creep on the nude beach.

Thank Joel P
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Response from Alexandra S | Reviewed this property |
No, you have to bring your own.