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Big Beach

Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753

(800) 525-6284

Makena Beach, also known as “Big Beach,” is one of the largest beaches in Maui.

Big Beach Reviews Around the Web

  • H Mccall · July 11, 2023

    Amazing experience!! The waves are MASSIVE if you haven’t heard lol.
    Beware there is a charge for parking ($10) and per person ($5) - this must be to pay for the lifeguards, which is important on this beach.
    Also, there are no showers, but we found some a few minutes away at another beach.

  • Jeff Young · February 12, 2022

    This beach would absolutely receive 5 stars if it had water to clean off the sand! OMG, you pay $20 per car then another $5 per person and they can’t afford to install water like most other beaches have? Plus, those other beaches don’t charge for parking too!!!

  • Alexandra Selimshayev · April 20, 2023

    A true beauty! The waves are usually too harsh, great for surfing, not so much for a typical swim. A walk along the beach is a must, breathtaking views. Bring lunch or breakfast with you, no food options unless it changed recently. A bit of a walk from the parking lot, but worth it!

  • Abinaya Swaminathan · November 07, 2022

    It’s a nice beach, less crowded and lot of room to tent/relax. Not a safe one to swim and have fun in water. Just a second you might end up in serious spinal cord or neck injuries. Make sure to read the warning sign in the beach entrance, it lists everything you might see/experience.
    There’s paid parking that includes your entrance fee as well, no shower in the beach so plan accordingly. Sunset is beautiful.

  • Julie Semenov · March 25, 2023

    This is hands down one of my favorite beaches to swim at! I love how blue the water is and it’s always so sunny and beautiful at this beach! This is definitely a perfect beach to tan, swim, and relax at!

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