Makena Landing Beach Park in Maui, Hawaii
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Makena Landing Beach Park

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Makena Landing Beach Park Panoramic Photo Looking out into the bay

Park Address:

3646 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Hawaii 96753


Makena Landing Park Directions and Address in Wailea Makena on Maui in Hawaii

Beach Checklist:

Free Parking

Small Beach

Restrooms

Showers

Protection from Waves

Paddle Boarding

Free Parking

Popular

Minimal Sand

Lava Rocks

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View of Kaho'olawe from Makena Landing
View of Kaho'olawe from Makena Landing
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Trees at Makena Landing
Trees at Makena Landing
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View of Makena Landing Bay
View of Makena Landing Bay
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Looking into the Bay
Looking into the Bay
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Good snorkeling spot
Good snorkeling spot
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View from Makena Landing Park
View from Makena Landing Park


Why Makena Landing Beach Park?

The number one reason to visit this beach park is for the snorkeling and wonderful views. This beach is approximately 1/16 of a mile and does not have very much sand, mostly lava rocks. Good shade in the park. On the south end there are lava rocks shaded by kiawe trees. Showers are available. The restrooms are located in the middle of the park.


What is the Vibe at Makena Landing?

It is a clean, family beach with no lifeguards on duty and limited on space. This beach is often crowded and full of water sports. Has great views of Kaho'olawe and Molokini. The beach entering the water has a nice slow gradation which makes it perfect for snorkeling gear, diving equipment, little ones and adults alike.


What is the Best Time of Day to Visit?

This makes for a great morning beach. On a cloudless day (often morning only at this part on the island), the snorkeling is the best. In the summer months, the swell can come up and bring 1-3 foot waves in the afternoon. Be careful in the fall months as larger waves have been known to suddenly appear with the afternoon swell.


Are Fires Allowed at the Beach Park?

No fires are allowed; use a small grill or hibachi in the park areas and keep them off the beach. Hot coals hidden in the sand can smolder for hours and creating a real danger to barefoot beachgoers the next day. More information from the Department of Land and Natural Resources can be found here: Fire Usage