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Oneloa Beach

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Address: South Makena, Wailea, Maui, HI

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Not Too Busy

This was the second beach we visited on our trip. It's not well marked as Oneloa beach; the signage indicates Makena Beach and then you walk towards the left and arrive at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Arvada, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second beach we visited on our trip. It's not well marked as Oneloa beach; the signage indicates Makena Beach and then you walk towards the left and arrive at Oneloa. The beach wasn't terribly busy at 11:00-ish when we arrived but would arrive about an 60-90 minutes earlier to get a better spot and also because as... More 

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Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large sandy beach but no swimming because of high surf. No facilities except for filthy portapotty. Just took a stroll and left.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome waves!! Although we didn't go swimming, walking along the beach/water was great with the wave sounds, laughter from people playing in the waves (challenging by the looks of it), sunshine and watching the whales in the distance.

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Also called "Big Beach," and very confusing if you try to find "Makena Beach," since there are a few that go by that name, Oneloa Beach is in a natural park and is an enormous, crescent slice of perfect blonde sand cradled by volcanic paths and acacia trees as far as the eye can see, the water protected in spots... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

After visiting a couple of other beaches we liked this one best. It is big enough to find your spot without feeling like you are into someone else's space. Beach is fairly steep so not great for surfing. Reasonable snorkelling

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Nice sand and this beautiful beach is fun. Water is a bit ruff most times. Clean sand and lifeguards on duty too. Parking can be tuff if you get there late.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Don't turn your back on the waves here! This beach is gorgeous for views and fun for boogie boarding when waves are up. The water colour and sand are great.

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Thank MarkColwell
Maui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Of course the infamous Little Beach is just over the knob, but the two are separate and forever divided. Big Beach got its name honestly. It's wide, long, and beautiful. It also has a nasty shore break so watch out for it. What's that about? Listen up. Big Beach got its mountains of sand from wave action. It faces open... More 

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Thank KulaBob
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This beach was great! The sand was so soft, no rocks/etc. anywhere! Very large waves which were fun to ride (but maybe not for everyone)

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

No one use to know about this beach until the last few years. They have upgraded the parking lot and put ports potties in so now more people are going there. This beach has a huge soft sand beach and lots of crashing waves. I personally won't "swim" out in it because the break is so powerful. But, sitting on... More 

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