13. Makena Beach
Makena Beach, also known as “Big Beach,” is a stunning two-mile stretch of white sand located on the southern tip of Maui. This popular spot is known for its strong waves, making it a favorite among surfers and bodyboarders. However, it's important to note that the waves can be quite strong and rip currents can be present, so it's important to swim with caution.
In addition to its great surfing conditions, Makena Beach is also a popular spot for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. There are also several tide pools located at the southern end of the beach, which are a great place to explore marine life.
Makena Beach is a beautiful and secluded spot, but it can also be quite crowded, especially during the summer months. If you're looking for a more peaceful beach experience, you may want to consider visiting during the off-season.
Here are some of the things you can do at Makena Beach:
- Surf or bodyboard
- Explore tide pools
- Hike the Makena State Park Trail
- Lifeguards (during the summer months)
How to get to Makena Beach:
Makena Beach is located about 16 miles from Kihei. To get there, take Honoapiilani Highway south and turn left onto Makena Alanui Road. Follow Makena Alanui Road for about 2 miles and the beach will be on your right side.
- Be aware of the strong waves and rip currents.
- Swim with caution.
- There are no lifeguards on duty during the off-season.
- The beach can be quite crowded, especially during the summer months.
- If you're looking for a more peaceful beach experience, you may want to consider visiting during the off-season.