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Gorgeous beach with lifeguards

Short walk from free parking lot. Beautiful wide open white sand beach. Water was turquoise... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TeacherShelly
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Columbia, Maryland
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Gorgeous!

Even though the swimming is usually dangerous, we love spending time here taking in the view and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hibiscus1995
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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Short walk from free parking lot. Beautiful wide open white sand beach. Water was turquoise. Also some shade to sit in.

Thank TeacherShelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the swimming is usually dangerous, we love spending time here taking in the view and listening to the waves!

Thank hibiscus1995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spent many a day on this beach. Bring your day cooler full of snacks and drinks. This beach has snorkeling area along one side and offerings for some fun body (or boogie boarding) surf. If it’s not busy, even a skim board is...More

1  Thank Mitch7775
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Great beach with lifeguard. Lots of free parking and lots of places to park for the day. Stay on Big beach or walk the hill on the right side over to Baby beach for the clothing optional beach

Thank Howardru
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This state park is home to what is referred to as Big Beach or Makena Beach. This is a great area to come and spend the day. Just ensure you bring what you need, as there is nothing close. Porta-potties near the parking lot are...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

An amazing stretch of shoreline, but a very popular (crowded) beach. The shore break can be quite extreme due to the shore bottom. Lifeguards were on duty when we were there.

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is an absolutely beautiful beach. The only thing I didn't like was that swimming was almost impossible due to the rather large waves. There were a few intrepid souls in the water but most people were clearly there just to enjoy the gorgeous sand...More

Thank slarnder
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a popular location for locals and tourists. It is a nice beach for sunning, sitting, and walking. Given its popularity, and finite parking (there are two separate parking lots, one on each end of the beach), it is a better place to visit...More

Thank RAKlein
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The beach is wide, deep sand and long. The view over to Molokini is stunning and the closeness to the lava fields mean the sands have that caramel color but just a tad more of the black specs than many other Maui beaches. Amazing...

Thank babalu w
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Makena State Park has a large beautiful beach with a lifeguard station. Parking is available and the beach is somewhat close to the parking lot. The best part of this park are the waves. Be prepared for some rough surf at times and an enjoyable...More

Thank AnOutdoorEnthusiast
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