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Wailea, Maui, HI
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Reviewed today 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

Thank jmarler589
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where the locals go. Amazing beach. Beautiful blue green water. Everytime in Maui this beach is a must.

1  Thank lindeee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Beach is located in a rural section of Maui. While beautiful it is not a beach for novice swimmers or surfers. The waves can pound swimmers into the sand or strand them out in the ocean for a time while large sets of waves...More

Thank c64white
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this pristine, long sandy paradise while exploring the state park. It's just past Wailea if you're staying in the resorts, and provides a beautiful alternative to the busiest beaches in Wailea or Kihei. Trees along the beach line are great for shade...More

Thank HungryHungryShalan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Water very clean, some times calm and some times very strong. It is divided in two beach, big and Small. When I arrived in small beach I found many people practicing nudism.

Thank Regina1972
Reviewed 16 August 2018

No restaurants and stuff, sp bring your own food. Really no people here and endless beach. Good waves, be observant with your kids, but you will have the best day here... For sure.

Thank ElMolinoIII
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Big Beach is superb, and has 3 entrances. Bring your chairs, boogie boards, a hammock and enjoy the day. You can even walk to little beach where we saw veteran surfers with no tan lines :)

Thank TheDavidHaw
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach and water. Gorgeous sand. Strong current and break. Not good for kids or weak swimmers but there is a lifeguard on duty.

Thank pmnguyen1986
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Yes it is Big & Beautiful! But if you are an amateur swimmer or snorkeler, I don't recommend getting in the water. Watch for the warning signs (they have them up as you enter the beach!) Arrived early in the morning with very few people...More

1  Thank Sheri P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best beaches we enjoyed in Maui. The waves here are generally big, be careful with young children. This is the #1 beach we enjoyed with just sand and no stones at all and the water was very clear.

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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.
Beth C
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