Kihei, HI 96753

Located in Makena (south of Wailea), Makena State Park comprises of 165 acres and is composed of two beaches and Puʻu Olai, a 360 feet tall dormant volcanic cinder cone in the center of the park. There are no water fountains, so bring some bottled water.

Makena Beach, also known as Oneloa Beach and Big Beach, measures 1.5 miles long and 100 feet wide.

Puʻu Olai Beach, also referred to as Little Beach is just north of Makena Beach. The beach is only 660 feet long and can get crowded. Puʻu Olai Beach is one of the few Hawaiian beaches where local police tolerate nude sunbathing, though this has become less common because of video cameras and cell phones.

The beaches are separated by the tip of Puʻu Olai and are about a five minute walk from each other.

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