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Great for a beach walk

This is a popular location for locals and tourists. It is a nice beach for sunning, sitting, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RAKlein
,
St. John's, Newfoundland
Amazing views

The beach is wide, deep sand and long. The view over to Molokini is stunning and the closeness to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
babalu w
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“shore break” (8 reviews)
“parking lot” (10 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Wailea, Maui, HI
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"shore break"
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"parking lot"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 18 reviews
"taco truck"
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"deep sand"
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"lava fields"
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"life guards"
in 5 reviews
"short walk to the beach"
in 3 reviews
"trees for shade"
in 2 reviews
"rough surf"
in 2 reviews
"on duty"
in 3 reviews
"highly recommend this beach"
in 2 reviews
"porta potties"
in 3 reviews
"big waves"
in 3 reviews
"maui beaches"
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"few hours"
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"the north end"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was beautiful! I’d go for a few hours then leave and go to another beach for swimming. The shore break warning is not a joke. My husband and I went I. And he was holding my arm and it knocked us both down hard!...More

Thank musicmom88
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful state park, a lot of things to do, you can enjoy on the Big Beach, hike to the Little beach, enjoy the overlook in between. Plan a whole day here, it totally worth. The food trucks doesn’t offer very good food so I recommend...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful, scenic, nice long to walk on - but dangerous. The incoming waves pound mercilessly at the impact zone that must be traversed to get out into the water. Nice place to sit & watch the waves though. Bonus: there's always a Jaws food &...More

Thank ninebelow0
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

For a little more privacy we usually visit Makena State park. I would get there early as parking can be challenging. It is a short "hike" to the beach from the parking area, but we find it to be scenic and worth a mid morning...More

Thank stargze
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We were heartbroken when it rained all day on the day we were going to go to this beach. We drove down to at least see it and it was the best beach we had seen on our trip thus far! It was empty when...More

Thank Sonja M
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Great family beach for just floating with the waves once you get past the shore surf. Nice sand and plenty of sunshine. This beach is a great way to spend a relaxing day!

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Nice wide beach with lifeguards on duty. Not much shade. Waves are big & lifeguards make frequent announcements about the dangerous shoreline.

Thank JLH82
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