6496 Makena Road Wailea-Makena, Hawaii 96753
Makena Landing Beach
Black Sand Beach
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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.
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.
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.
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