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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 90%Adventure Travelers
- 71%Family Travelers
- 71%Budget Travelers
- 56%Local Culture
- 55%Green Travelers
User Reviews (59 Reviews)
- Big BeachNov 06, 2013
"Big" is an understatement. A grand place for swimming with a gentle break and all the sand you'd want to loll around in. AND, just up and over the little cinder cone on the end of the beach is...the nude beach! Only the nimble need apply.
- Big BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 24, 2013
Big Beach (Makena) is about 20-25 mins south of Kihei. It is a state park, so is free of the condo'd skyline of Maui's more touristed beaches. It is actually one of the prettier beaches on Maui. Unfortunately, there can be pretty strong rip currents, so its not a great beach for small kids to swim. The sun is also strong here with very little shade, so bring water (there are no shops around) and an umbrella.
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- Big BeachMember ofArt & Design LoversSep 21, 2013
Great Sand. Lots of people but doesn't seem crowded. Rocks on both ends for exploring. Waves in the middle. Bodyboarders and skimboarders provide endless entertainment.
- Big BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 17, 2013
Big Beach, aka Makena State Park, is indeed a really big beach on the south side. The sun is extremely intense here, so be prepared. There are big breaks in the water, so instead of snorkel gear, bring a body board or go body surfing. On the far east end is Little Beach, where you’ll find little to no clothing on beach goers.
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Aliases: Makena State Park