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Oneloa Beach

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Address: South Makena, Wailea, Maui, HI

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Favourite beach so far

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Maple Ridge, Canada
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank drn6
Las Vegas, Nevada
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank davestitz
Hamilton, Canada
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank MarkColwell
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171 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

Thank KulaBob
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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)

Thank Sabrina R
Nashville, Tennessee
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655 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
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 

Thank fizzy1991
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84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Nice beach in the Kapalua area. Apparently used mainly by the locals and people renting nearby properties. Accessible through the Kapalua coastal hiking trails. There is a free public parking nearby. Saw board surfers some days. Families with children most of the time.

Thank Joe S
St. Louis, MO
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

If you're looking for a great laying-out beach that's incredibly uncrowded, go to Oneloa Beach. It was amazing. It's right up the road from the very busy Napili and Kapalua Bay beaches, but hardly anyone seems to go here! And I came on the Saturday & Sunday before Memorial Day, so not exactly slow beach days. There is a parking... More 

Thank Marjie T
Brasov, Romania
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

A few locals and even fewer tourists. A good beach worth the drive. No lifeguard but who cares, they will just shout at you anyway. A local came down to surf and left his dog on the beach to hang out with us while he shredded the waves, we fed him some ice cubes and he liked it!. I liked... More 

Thank SiSi981
Oak Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Long, uncrowded beach with sandy bottom- but please heed the warnings about the dangerous shore break. It is no joke! We went on the day after a storm and the wind and serf were high, but we were able to find a shady sheltered spot higher up in the tree line. Beautiful...

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