Makena State Park

4.81162 Votes Currently Closed
  • Address: Makena- Kihei, HI 96753, United States, Wailea-makena
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8085870300
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Park, Leisure, Family And Kids

Spread across 165 acres, the Makena State Park’s ‘Big Beach’ is a popular tourist destination in Maui. Also known as Oneloa Beach, one can enjoy activities such as bodyboarding, swimming, snorkelling, shore fishing, picnicking and sunbathing at this beach. While the Big Beach is 1.5 miles long, the state park is also home to the ‘Little Beach’ which is around 660 feet long! Also known as Pu’u Olai Beach, a small hike is required to reach it.

While in the Makena State Park, do check out Pu’u Olai- a dormant volcanic cinder cone.

Makena State Park Travel Tips

  • Carry snacks and drinking water with you.
  • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen.

How to Reach Makena State Park

  • Within walking distance from many of the resorts in Makena.

Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Wailea-makena before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Wailea-makena and book an accommodation of your choice.

  • Makena State Park Address: Makena- Kihei, HI 96753, United States, Wailea-makena
  • Makena State Park Contact Number: +1-8085870300
  • Makena State Park Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Makena State Park(preferred time): 06:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Makena State Park: 04:00 Hrs
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch
  • 95% of people who visit Wailea-makena include Makena State Park in their plan

  • 62.07% of people start their Makena State Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Makena State Park

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Makena State Park

People normally club together Spa Grande and Maui Scooter Shack while planning their visit to Makena State Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Makena State Park Reviews & Ratings

  • Absolutely gorgeous. Long white sand beach with plenty spots to cruise and kick back. always making it a place of happening

  • Gorgeous white sand beach This is a stretch of the most beautiful beaches. The parking is plenty at the public beach. There is no restroom access but rather a port-a-potty. If you are adventurous, hike a few steps north and you will be rewarded with more beaches. Then that goes on for a couple more. So it is nice to walk around. The water is not as choppy as what’s up north or at the southern tip of the island. Although strong waves are possible. There is not much shade so bring your travel umbrella if you would like a shade. Happy travels.

  • Just as everybody else suggested, this is indeed a gorgeous beach. However, even on an average calm day, the waves crash down very hard here. This was at the end of August. Unless you plan on not doing any swimming, it is definitely NOT recommended for families with young children. I talked to the life guards on duty and they told me that this is the beach with the highest rate of neck and head injuries in the whole state of Hawaii. I don’t want my kids to be paralyzed for the rest of their life. Be warned, enough said...

  • We felt this was the best beach of our entire vacation. We didn't have plans to go here until the last minute. We ended up staying all day and wished we had gone to this beach the first day so we would have known to go back. Great sand, super clear water, lots of fish deeper out, and even turtles. Nice steep entrance into water so you can get a little wave from the surf without going very far from the dry sand. The last part was important for the kids who wanted to play in the surf, but could easily be rescued because they were just feet from the dry sand. I am planning my next trip to this island with the idea of going back for this beach.

  • Great beach just the other side of Wailea.

Read all reviews