Big Beach
"Oneloa Beach or Makena Beach"
This lovely sandy beach is
almost 2/3 of a mile long
and over 100 yards wide. It
is often referred to as THE
beach on Maui. Often
crowded on weekends,
there is a second section of
the beach connected by a
path to the right. This
smaller beach area is
referred to as "Little Beach".
Useful Information:
DIRECTIONS:
Take Makena Alanui Road south
past the Maui Prince Hotel. Two
roads lead to the beach across from
the Makena South Golf Course.   
The division between Big
Beach and Little Beach was
caused by a lava flow and
earthquake in 1790. The hill
dividing the beaches is called
Pu'u Ola'i or Earthquake Hill.
Many beaches in Hawaii have
the same or similar "common"
names. Another beach on
Maui's west shore is also
named Oneloa Beach which
means "long sands" in
Hawaiian.
-Sandy beach
-Porta-potties
-Picnic tables
-Paved parking lots
-Shady areas
-Hiking trails
-Good swimming,snorkeling, body          
boarding
-Nude sunbathers often frequent "Little   
Beach"
-Seasonal high surf