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Address: Makena Road, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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A nice beach away from the crowd

Finding it - When you get to the south end of the ocean side walking path head inland - Then along makena road. Eventually you will see this on the right throuhg some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2016
NomadNorth
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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390 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Finding it - When you get to the south end of the ocean side walking path head inland - Then along makena road. Eventually you will see this on the right throuhg some trees Pros - Nice beach - Not crowded - Beach has a good depth to it Cons - If you like calm shallow water this is not... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We are here right now at Palau'ea Beach better known to us "locals" as White Rock Beach. It's hard to find at the end of Wailea and you have to walk across some properties to get to the beach. This is one place we always bring our visiting friends and family because it is secluded, the beach is unsurpassed, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

My wife and I spent 8 nights in Maui to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. As a surprise to my wife, I arranged for a sunset photo shoot at this beach, also called White Rock Beach. Natalie Brown was our photographer and she was wonderful. We have lots of great pics to enjoy forever. Make sure you contact Natalie Brown... More 

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Florsheim, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

My husband and I got married at the Palau'ea Beach. The weather was perfect and we witnessed the most beautiful sunset we'd ever seen! There were only a few people at the beach, it felt like we had it all for ourselves! Too bad Maui is so far away for us because I wish I could be there more often!

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Someone is building a house right behind the beach. The beach itself is beautiful, the water clear, the sand soft. I snorkeled a bit but I couldn't convince my wife to come with me because the surf was a little rough. The waves kept knocking her over while she was trying to put her flippers on. So she sat on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Partly hidden away below Polo Beach is a beautiful unimproved strand the locals call White Rock Beach. There are no facilities but a port a potty. Parking is along the road. It is clearly a favorite of locals. We even saw wedding pictures being posed. Real, not tourist, Hawaii.

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Sherman Oaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

very few rocks and so relaxing. there are sometimes a lot of people so you need to get there early to get a parking spot and a beach spot.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is a hidden litte jewel of a beach! Palau'ea is quiet and small and is hidden amongst a street of homes South of Wailea. Check your Maui map for it's exact location or the local book titled "Maui Revealed" that you can buy at your local ABC store. Parking is along the street and the walk to the beach... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Having been to almost every beach in South Maui, this is the beach that my wife and I keep coming back to. Never crowded. Really good snorkeling. If you get there early enough, some parking close by. It would be nice if it had a shower like Keawakapu Beach but I am just nitpicking now. Ssh, don't tell anyone else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Amazing Spot to Watch Sunset, only the locals really go there as it is about a mile and a half South from the major resorts. My wife and I actually picked this beach to do our vow renewal ceremony while on vacation based on the recommendation of the photographer we hired, and we are so glad we did. There was... More 

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