Oneloa Beach aka Big Beach or Makena Beach

Oneloa Beach (also known as Big Beach or Makena Beach) is Maui’s longest white-sand beach and is located on the south shore of Maui. The name “Oneloa” means “long [stetch of] sand, a very apt description for the beautiful stretch of sparkling clean sand that reaches over two-thirds of a mile down the coast.

Oneloa Beach is one of Maui’s most popular beaches, but with the vast size of this beach you’ll almost never feel crowded, even on a busy day. A short walk from the parking lot, this beach has a very natural and undeveloped feel, bordered by lava rock protrusions on both sides and Kiawe trees behind.

Big Beach is known for having one of the best sunset views on Maui, where you can watch the sun sink behind the islands of Molokini and Kaho’olawe. Snorkeling and swimming are also great at this beach, but be careful of shorebreak and rip tides.

To access Oneloa beach [Big Beach], take Makena Alanui rd and look for the short road just past mile marker 4.

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