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Wailea, Maui, HI
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful beach , tons of people. GO early in the morning before it gets packed. Then leave otherwise its a jungle out there. Also the undertow is seriously dangerous!

Thank blondie1171957
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good parking, quiet, peaceful, off the beaten path. Food truck in parking lot and near entrance. Lovely spot to relax.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place exceeds all of my expectations, I couldn’t be more impressed with the cleanliness and expansive room on the beach.

Thank Gentry696
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is what most folks think of when they think of a Hawaiian beach. Cornmeal sand, wide and framed with a rocky hillside all around. Its a great place to spend the day.

1  Thank neallord
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice beach. I waded in a bit but the currents were strong. The water was beautiful and warm. You need to listen to the lifeguards !! When we were there they advised everyone to not use boogie boards, etc. because of...More

1  Thank Suz1130
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we went here was years ago. We visit it when we are in Maui. The sand is like corn meal and water is something you see and can't believe. The is huge surf that breaks on the edge of the beach. There...More

3  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both Big & Little beaches are beautiful. Big Beach can often be dangerous. Little Beach is clothing optional.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Miles Long white sandy beach that is very pretty to look at and photograph. The lifeguard on duty warned our group to keep the kids away from the water. No kidding the surf and ebb is crazy. The waves break right on the edge of...More

Thank McQt007
Reviewed 2 October 2018

One of the most popular beaches in Maui. Great for kayaking, diving and snorkelling. Parking aside, restrooms and showers.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

What a breath taking beach. It is absolutely beautiful place. Great soft sand and the break is right at the beach. So breath taking views, but be careful the breaks are very powerful. Remember to wear the right kind of sun screen. If you wear...More

2  Thank jmarler589
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3 June 2018|
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Response from Kosta-Macedonia | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a place for kids surfing.
20 April 2018|
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Response from englishlady_12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a shower and toilets
24 October 2016|
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Response from jduchar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at Makena landing