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Impressive to see, dangerous to swim

This beach is visually beautiful but most people can't safely swim here. The waves are humongous... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Big beach

this is known as Big Beach...as the name indicates its the biggest beach we found and by far the... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
Winnipeg, Canada
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South Makena, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is visually beautiful but most people can't safely swim here. The waves are humongous and come crashing in to shore at an incredible speed and strength. The life guard on duty is continually sounding out warnings to which people don't listen. He kept...More

Thank HatRez
Reviewed March 28, 2017

this is known as Big Beach...as the name indicates its the biggest beach we found and by far the best...beautiful wide,nice sand, but can have dangerous waves...our favourite..

1  Thank debbr0
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Part of Makena State Park, this beach is awesome! Water is clear, beach is large enough to not feel too crowded.

Thank Chuck D
Reviewed February 24, 2017

This was the second beach we visited on our trip. It's not well marked as Oneloa beach; the signage indicates Makena Beach and then you walk towards the left and arrive at Oneloa. The beach wasn't terribly busy at 11:00-ish when we arrived but would...More

Thank mlas101
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Large sandy beach but no swimming because of high surf. No facilities except for filthy portapotty. Just took a stroll and left.

Thank 8975qb
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Awesome waves!! Although we didn't go swimming, walking along the beach/water was great with the wave sounds, laughter from people playing in the waves (challenging by the looks of it), sunshine and watching the whales in the distance.

Thank susanfM5983CL
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Also called "Big Beach," and very confusing if you try to find "Makena Beach," since there are a few that go by that name, Oneloa Beach is in a natural park and is an enormous, crescent slice of perfect blonde sand cradled by volcanic paths...More

Thank Aqusite
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

After visiting a couple of other beaches we liked this one best. It is big enough to find your spot without feeling like you are into someone else's space. Beach is fairly steep so not great for surfing. Reasonable snorkelling

Thank drn6
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice sand and this beautiful beach is fun. Water is a bit ruff most times. Clean sand and lifeguards on duty too. Parking can be tuff if you get there late.

Thank davestitz
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Don't turn your back on the waves here! This beach is gorgeous for views and fun for boogie boarding when waves are up. The water colour and sand are great.

Thank MarkColwell
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