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“shore break”(22 reviews)
“porta potties”(18 reviews)
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Makena Road, Maui, HI 96753
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there when the waves were really high due to a tropical storm about 500 miles off shore, and it was really a spectacular show. The beach is big, the waves are big, and they peak and crash big. This is a great place...More

Thank Spensar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't go swimming due to high surf ('if in doubt, don't go out!') but loved the view from hiking up the cinder cone.

Thank NadiaShm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is huge and there wern´t many ppl around. But we found that it was rather cloudy, so we switched for a much sunnier beach just a few k´s up the road.

Thank Immerenga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I would have read the reviews and knew more about this beach before we went. We had heard very good things about this beach and thought we'd try it out during our last day in Maui. The views from the beach didn't disappoint....More

1  Thank DustinK261
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We became creatures of habit and set up for sunbathing,relaxing, and reading at Big Beach. It is a great place to relax and soak in UV rays. It is a truly beautiful spot but it is not a recreational beach. Stay attentive to the shore...More

Thank 126billh
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Beach is clean and awesome. The day we went waves didn’t seem to be that big but it knocked me down. We had lots of fun. Suggest bringing your own food. Trucks just outside beach are expensive and food isn’t that good, unless you like...More

1  Thank Irene513
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

High and violent waves. We had a great afternoon trying not to fall. Of course we failed!! But we had a really good time. There are no facilities (no shower, no Cafe, no rental staff). Few people. Unforgettable.

Thank chiary s
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This beach was recommended to us by our hotel concierge - I understand it's one of the most famous beaches in Maui but it is completely unsuitable for a tourist family with children / teenagers. The wave break is extremely dangerous. The lifeguard saw us...More

3  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Best beach I’ve ever been to. Water was literally crystal clear. Shore break can be rough, so watch for lifeguard posted signs. Very small crowd, so plenty of room. Hike up the cinder cone if you can, and you’ll see Little Beach.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We're from New Zealand so know a thing or two about strong currents and big waves but we don't experience shore breaks like they have in Maui. Our two boys (14 and 12yrs) absolutely loved it, being thrown around and both being pretty savvy in...More

Thank Number9NZ
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28 June 2018|
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Response from Alexandra S | Reviewed this property |
No, you have to bring your own.