April 18, 2012
Today was a perfect 85 degree day and if you ask me – it was a PERFECT beach day.
I wanted to continue checking out the top 15 beaches in the area.
Bry and I decided to check out the “Black Sand Beach” also known as “Oneuli Beach“
In order to get to the black sand beach we needed to drive along a dirt road until we reached a small parking area. The beach is located on state grounds and is considered to be a state park.
Here is a little insight on the Black Sand Beach!
Oneuili means “dark sand” and the sand of this beach is actually cinder from volcanic eruptions. This beach is great for exploring the geological aspects of Maui. A nearby trail leads to the top of a cindercone. The ocean here is filled with marine life and great topographical structures.
Services and Amenities:
Gravel parking lot
Good fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming
Easy kayak launch
Monitor ocean conditions closely. Strong currents and high surf may occur here at any time during the year. Rock and reef hazards are present. The dark colored sand gets very hot – wear shoes on the beach. Obey all postings and warnings.
Bryan and I were frolicking in the waters and we noticed SEA TURTLES! (check out the photos).
We will be coming back to this beach for snorkeling (and I will be sure to buy a water proof camera so that I can capture some awesome footage)!
The water was a little rough for swimming so we headed just a few miles down the road to Big Beach!
Big Beach is what many people think of when they think of Hawaiian Beaches
and WOW what a beautiful sight.
What is so special about BIG BEACH?
Maui’s southwestern shores are home to many extraordinary beaches and Makena Beach, also known as “Big Beach,” is one of the island’s best.
This is one of the largest beaches in Maui, with golden sands extending nearly 2/3 of a mile long and 100 yards wide. Visitors can swim or snorkel in these pristine waters, picnic in the shade, or simply sunbathe on the seemingly endless expanse of sand.
Big Beach is located south of Wailea near the Makena Beach and Golf Resort and provides a secluded alternative to more crowded beaches in Kaanapali and Lahaina. Nestled between two black-lava outcroppings, Makena offers protection from the trade winds and provides great views of the islands of Molokini and Kahoolawe. Picnic facilities and restrooms are also available.
The Beach is absolutely beautiful and the sand felt amazing on my feet
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What Beach did YOU go to while in Maui?
Please share with me your favorite beach in Maui and Why… I would love to hear from you and check the beach out myself while I am still in Maui
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