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Reviewed yesterday

Big Beach is on the southern tip of Maui a few miles south of Wailea. There was lots of Parking. Unlike the beach in Lahaina which is basically right in the town, Big Beach (and Little Beach) is fairly out of the way so it's...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ern B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is off of Wailea so it is pretty convenient if you are near the area. We drove there a few times from Lahaina and it was a long drive but worth it. Parking is annoying - there are two parking lots, one on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alise W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach with great sand - even has a Life Guard station. When we were there the waves were pretty big with tremendous backwash - so had to be careful. Also worth noting that Little Beach - just a bit to the north over the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 487doug
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

The Big Beach is relaxing, clean, with super soft sand. This was the softest sand I have ever experienced. Just beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marcop403
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We walked along the beach in late afternoon. Sand was soft and deep. Not a lot of people, but great scenery. Water was a bit too roughy for snorkelling today.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank InToonwithWife
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Located in an area of less rainfall, this is a good beach if Lahaina weather is poor. Parking is paved, free, and has a food truck from about 10:30 on. Port a potties are cleaned daily. The lot is closed after sunset, so be careful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Terry F
Reviewed December 10, 2018

A bit away from the resorts and harder to reach, so quieter. Superb, soft sand; crystal clear water and fairly gentle surf equals a fantastic beach for swimming and snorkelling. Small car parks but plenty of space along the road to park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Great beach. It wasn't very crowded. They need to build restrooms. The ports a potty are disgusting and filthy. You will have a Great sunset view. There are other beaches near by with bathrooms.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Miata P
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Large beach with easy access. No changing rooms or running water, but porta potties available. We had great water, gentle surf and thinning crowds in the late afternoon. First beach we would go back to on Maui!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Snoopy2758
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Used to be far off the beaten path. Now it’s easy to access. Actual paved parking lot with occasional food truck. Water can be a bit rough at times, but in general it’s a great beach with lots of room. Be careful about walking barefoot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 29, 2018|
Response from Liana Z | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we visited in April and there were definitely waves. Not surfing waves by any means, but boogie board waves for sure. The under tow was pretty good.
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Alexandra S | Reviewed this property |
No, you have to bring your own.