State Park - Hawaiʻi
Mākena State Park is located south of Wailea on the island of Maui, Hawaii. It contains three separate beaches and a dormant volcanic cinder cone. Big Beach, also known as "Oneloa Beach" and "Mākena Beach", is a popular spot for sunbathing and bodyboarding by both tourists and locals. Big Beach is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long and more than 100 feet (30 m) wide. The shore is fairly protected from wind. The "Makena cloud" that stretches from the top of Haleakalā to Kahoʻolawe is often overhead, cooling the sand. Little Beach, also known as "Puʻu Ōlaʻi Beach" is a small beach just North of Big Beach separated by a steep lava outcropping (the tip of Puʻu Ōlaʻi) and a 5-minute hike. On Sunday afternoons/evenings Little Beach is host to celebratory drumming and fire dancing. The beach is only 660 feet (200 m) long and can seem crowded at peak times. Oneʻuli Beach or Naupaka Beach is a black sand beach on the northern end of the park, closest to Makena. Puʻu Ōlaʻi is a dormant volcanic cinder cone in the center of the park with a height of 360 feet (110 m).
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Maui - Driving Map
Driving Map of Maui in Hawaii. Published by the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Maui - Vintage USGS Map - Maui 1951
Vintage map of Hawaiian Islands - Maui 1951. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Hawaiʻi State Parks - Visitor's Guide
A Visitor's Guide to Hawaiʻi State Park Resources and Recreational Opportunities. Published by Hawaii State Parks.
Hawaiʻi State Parks - Hiking Safely
Brochure about Hiking Safely in Hawaiʻi. Published by Hawaii State Parks.