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The best beach in Maui

Broad and long golden sand beach with turquoise waters, this is considered to be Maui's most... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018

This beach is huge and there wern´t many ppl around. But we found that it was rather cloudy, so we... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Broad and long golden sand beach with turquoise waters, this is considered to be Maui's most beautiful beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This beach is huge and there wern´t many ppl around. But we found that it was rather cloudy, so we switched for a much sunnier beach just a few k´s up the road.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Immerenga
Reviewed February 28, 2018

This is maui's only black sand beach that isn't on the road to Hana. Not pitch black. Dark brown. Volcano cliff right on beach was charcoal black. Very bumpy dirt road to get here. Only a handful of elderly couples sunbathing. We took a picture...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank puppitoandtruffles
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The hidden gem on this strand lies behind the main beach - an occasionally muddy, but generally dry pond is great for bird watching. Early morning, or late afternoons seem best.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Roland J
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Acess is by a rough dirt road that is closed at sunset. There is little parking. It does not seem to be patrolled. I would worry about thefts from vehicles.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Terry F
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Somewhat isolated. Room for half a dozen cars at the end of a short rough road. Peaceful and pleasant though not a great swimming beach.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mojave_ben
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Nice beach water is clear and sand is clean. The waves are more aggressive at this beach so be cautious when entering the water!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jesse M
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We should have made this our daily routine and will next time. This is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. It is our 15th wedding anniversary and this was a true gift!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed May 19, 2017 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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  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..

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank debbr0
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