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Address: Makena Road, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753

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a peaceful beach

This one wasn't right off side of the road where you could see it but not a long walk either just had to get through the trees. When we went there it was not crowded at all while... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Missouri
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This one wasn't right off side of the road where you could see it but not a long walk either just had to get through the trees. When we went there it was not crowded at all while the beaches between it were. The water was calm and just a nice place to go.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We were looking for a quiet beach and this one was recommended on several sites. It is a smaller beach with beautiful soft brown sand. Some spots on the beach are rocky. Part of the beach had chair rentals but the rest of the beach was mostly families and folks enjoying the beach, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking. The water was clear.... More 

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Nanaimo, BC
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131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This in my very favourite beach on Maui..easy access from the street, great for swimming and snorkeling and not super busy like some of the beaches on the west side.

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Indiana
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Secluded and amazing views. My family and I had an awesome memory here at this beach. There's a few people at the beach.

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Oakland, California, United States
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We used this beach for family photos and it was gorgeous - not busy at all and would highly recommend going there.

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

There couldn't of been a more beautiful back drop for a wedding. The sunset was beautiful. The parking could be limited depending on size of wedding or if beach is busy. There happen to be another wedding besides ours going on but they were at opposite side as us. The view makes for beautiful pictures with a variety since there... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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761 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

You may never want to leave. This place is so beautiful it makes you wonder how God spoke creation into being. Amazing views for you before you return to New Jersey.

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Seymour, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Just got married on this beach last week in Maui! It's very small quaint beach that not many people go to which makes it fantastic spot if you're looking for a small beach wedding. The pictures here turned out amazing and looking forward to going back to it in the future

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Thank stephg329
Maui
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171 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Palau'ue Beach used to be a hidden treasure. The locals called it White Rock for the pieces of coral that washed up on the beautiful sand. The haoles knew it as The Maui Meadows Beach as those people used it for getaways. Then it got Revealed. An aggressive guidebook author posted Palau'ea as a go-to spot for mainland visitors. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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391 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Finding it - When you get to the south end of the ocean side walking path head inland - Then along makena road. Eventually you will see this on the right throuhg some trees Pros - Nice beach - Not crowded - Beach has a good depth to it Cons - If you like calm shallow water this is not... More 

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