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Big Beach

Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753

(800) 525-6284
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Makena Beach, also known as “Big Beach,” is one of the largest beaches in Maui.

Big Beach Reviews Around the Web


  • Josh Bottfeld · November 11, 2018

    Makena Beach is an awesome beach. The sand is white and soft and the water is clear and warm. When coming from the parking lot and walking into the beach my suggestion would be to turn right not left. If you stay on the right hand side of the lifeguard station you're going to be protected from the wind by the mountain. If you turn left you'll probably encounter a lot more wind and the waves tend to be a little bit more mishmash. It can feel like you're in a washing machine while trying to Wade In The Water. Parking is free. There is a food truck that sells snacks and shave Ice in the lot. The beach is a great place to come to With Friends and or family.


  • Judith Stewart · November 02, 2018

    Beautiful beach. I would give it 5 stars if it had some shade. Water is so clear and wonderful shade of blue. No problems parking in the lot.


  • Brian Heusel · October 31, 2018

    Check the surf report before going. Had a dangerous break in close. Was hoping for calmer waters. Two lifeguard stands which is real good to have. Good parking as well with two lots.


  • Tawni Williams · October 18, 2018

    Beautiful but a little dangerous for kids. I don't know if it was just the weather or time of year, but life guards were not recommending boogie boarding. My kids tried to play in the waves, but I was a little nervous to stay long. It was great to watch waves, and a good stretch of beach and nice soft sand.


  • La Taupe · September 24, 2018

    Nice beach with crazy waves. The sand feels really squeechy under your feet. Little beach next door is also really nice, careful though, it is a nudist beach. You can watch people on their boards here. Equally you can also have fun in the waves, but with care. As everyone will have told you by the time you get here, the waves can be a little strong.

Keywords Related to this Listing: Makena Beach, Big Beach, Maui, Hawaii
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