Paako Cove | Secret Beach in Maui, Hawaii
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Paako Cove (Secret Beach)

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Paako Cove Secret Beach Maui, Looking at Molokini Crater

Beach Address:

6496 Makena Road
Wailea-Makena, Hawaii 96753


Secret Beach Park Directions and Address in Wailea Makena on Maui in Hawaii

Cove Checklist:

Free Parking

Small Beach

No Restrooms

No Showers

Small Waves

Amazing View

Free Parking

Popular

Soft Sand

Lava Rocks

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View of Molokini from Secret Beach
View of Molokini from Secret Beach
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View entering Secret Beach
View entering Secret Beach
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View to the South at Secret Beach
View to the South at Secret Beach
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Clear day, great view of KahooLawe Island
Clear day, great view of KahooLawe Island


Why Secret Beach?

This small beach has spectacular views and easy access to the ocean. Has great views of the Molokini Crater and KahooLawe Island. It also has turtles that frequent the rocks nearby. Nice soft sand with minimal shade on the beach. The beach entering the water has two entry points and one often is easier than the other. Both have a nice slow gradation which makes easy to get in and out of the water. On the south end there is a large rock the locals jump and fish from.


What is the Vibe at Secret Beach?

It is a laid back beach taht is popular for weddings, pictures, playing in the ocean or just relaxing. It is clean, family friendly with no lifeguards on duty. Space is limited and this beach is often crowded during peak hours on the weekends.


What is the Best Time to Visit?

This beach is beautiful all day. The waves depend on the currents and can be hard to predict. Often it is nice and smooth in the morning. In the summer months, the swell can come up and bring 3-5 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?

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