Big Beach (Makena State Park)

Located on the Southside of Maui, off of Makena Alanui Road, Big Beach claims our vote for the best beach Maui has to offer. You'll find approximately a mile of perfect orange and white sand, cliffy dramatic landscape, and water that is brilliant blue and green. There is little reef around here, which makes the sand bottom shine up through the water to give it a tropical brightness. There are three entrances to Big Beach......the first entrance has the largest parking area and is the closest point to Little Beach, which is just around the corner from Big Beach.  The second entrance has a smaller paved lot. The third entrance has dirt parking only.