5400 Makena Road Wailea, Hawaii 96753
Black Sand Beach
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This beach is approximately 1/4 of a mile and has nice soft sand with minimal shade on the beach. On the south end there is a grassy area shaded by palm trees with picnic tables and showers available. The restrooms are located in the south end of the beach.
It is a clean, family beach with no lifeguards on duty and plenty of room. This beach is rarely crowded and has great views. The beach entering the water has a nice slow gradation which makes it perfect for little ones and adults alike.
The waves are nice and smooth which makes for a great morning beach. 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.
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