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Address: South Makena, Wailea, Maui, HI

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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 best...beautiful wide,nice sand, but can have dangerous waves...our favourite..

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
debbr0
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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..

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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Arvada, Colorado
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 arrive about an 60-90 minutes earlier to get a better spot and also because as... More 

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Thank mlas101
Canada
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

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Ottawa
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5 reviews
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.

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San Francisco, CA
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241 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
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 and acacia trees as far as the eye can see, the water protected in spots... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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

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Thank drn6
Las Vegas, Nevada
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111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

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Hamilton, Canada
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

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Maui
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171 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Of course the infamous Little Beach is just over the knob, but the two are separate and forever divided. Big Beach got its name honestly. It's wide, long, and beautiful. It also has a nasty shore break so watch out for it. What's that about? Listen up. Big Beach got its mountains of sand from wave action. It faces open... More 

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