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Oneloa Beach

South Makena, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Wailea
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

On a distant beach, long ago, a young generation communed and there was love, and there was music, and there was sun. In the 60's Big Beach was so far from development that no one cared what the hippies did or smoked. I wasn't one of them, but I envied their perfect confluence of love and nature. The hippies are... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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87 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This beach is wonderful. The waves are huge. The sand is perfect. The water is crystal clear. Be careful. The current here is very strong and needs to be respected. This is not the beach for little kids unless they are 75 foot from the break making sand castles.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Life guards, sufficient parking and a long strip of sand We didn't swim here as we arrived later in the afternoon and the waves were high but another great beach.

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Massillon, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a nice afternoon here. This was the only beach we saw that has lifeguards, which could be an issue for weaker swimmers. The view was beautiful, the water was warm, the beach was clean. I recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The waves here are just insane! I have never seen waves this tall and they come out of nowhere! They were much taller than I, definitely not good for a safe swim but absolutely amazing to see!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Super exciting morning here - the shore break was huge! And that was before the afternoon trade winds. A little scary to get in the water, especially for a short gal like myself... But the beach is beautiful and there's room for everyone. In the afternoon, it gets supppppper windy, so plan to come in the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautiful and quiet. We saw a few turtles right near shore until the winds picked up creating larger waves and chasing them away it seemed. Nice for walking and tidal Pool searching just to the north end of the beach. Great beach to relax at.

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bevelry hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A little windy but great boogy boarding and great waves. Always see a turtle or 2 swimming around. Always plenty of room to spread out on the beach - its never crowded. GEM

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Boston, MA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Big beach was great and one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen. As others have pointed out, it's called "broke neck beach" for a reason. The waves and shore break are strong here. I wasn't really comfortable swimming here because I don't particularly like big waves but the ones who do had a blast! Take a walk over the... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Big Beach. We went based on reviews that it was good snorkeling and surfing. Neither is correct. There is a shore break that creates waves at the shore line that are quite big. It was fun watching some of the locals on their boogie boards. They would time the wave, run out toward it, flip onto the board and the... More 

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