Tag: Makena Beaches by rating

Makena Big Beach (aka Oneloa)

Last updated 11. Nov, 2012 by .

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Big Beach is long, wide, beautiful, and extreme.

Big Beach is long, wide, beautiful, and extreme.

Rating: ★★★★★

In a nutshell: Big Beach is a beautiful, long, wide, undeveloped sandy beach. Impressive, with huge views and a large shore-break. Big Beach is a must-see.
Minuses: A wicked shore-break exists here when the surf is up that can be dangerous for the inexperienced.
Sound-bite: [monster crashing wave]

DETAILS:
One of the most outstanding beaches in Maui. Big Beach is well over a half a mile long, and is also uncharacteristically wide by Maui standards. That means loads of real estate …

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Palauea Beach (aka White Rock)

Last updated 12. Nov, 2012 by .

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Palauea Beach

Palauea Beach

Rating: ★★★★½

In a nutshell: A long, beautiful sandy crescent set back from the wind.
Minuses: Development.
Sound-bite: “Is that Paul Blart?”

Details:
This is a nice, wide, uncrowded and lesser-known beach. You won’t see very many tourists here – mostly populated by a few local folks and fishermen, on weekends family and friends join in on the fun. What’s left of the small kiawe forest is cut up into private lots which have been seeing high-end vacation home development over recent years. The neighborhood has hired a security …

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Po’olenalena Beach

Last updated 01. Nov, 2012 by .

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Po'olenalena Beach

Po’olenalena Beach

Rating: ★★★★½

In a nutshell: A long, often uncrowded sandy beach.
Minuses: Has become more popular in recent years.
Sound-bite: “You may now kiss the bride!”

Details:
Po’olenalena is a nice, long sandy beach, that until recent years was mostly known only by locals. Because it has spectacular sunset views, and often becomes uncrowded late in the day, it is a favorite location for wedding photographers and ceremonies.

Po’olenalena means “yellow head” and is said to refer to a longtime landmark, a yellow-streaked rock on the golf course mauka

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Makena Landing

Last updated 19. Nov, 2012 by .

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Makena Landing

Makena Landing

Rating: ★★★★☆

In a nutshell: Makena Landing is scenic, perfect for launching a kayak and is also a calm, safe spot to bring younger children.
Minuses: Not much sand; very close to the road.
Sound-bite: “Kayaks for rent!”

Summary:
The number one reason for most folks to come here would be to rent or launch a kayak. (Tip: kayak early in the day, before afternoon winds make the ocean choppy.)

Makena Landing is also a great place for families to hang out on the weekend as there is a …

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