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Bordering Makena and Wailea is Poolenalena Beach. This half-mile of gently sloping shoreline is perfect for swimming. The lava rock formations at each end are ideal for snorkeling. Showers are located near the South entrance of the beach.
This is a great little seaside park with a gorgeous view across Lahaina Roads to the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i, and it's also a popular destination for surfers when the waves are up. Unfortunately, much of the shoreline in this section has been "protected" or "stabilized" with seawalls and revetments ... a strategy that inevitably causes beaches to be washed away. Still, this is a good park for picnics, and for whale watching in the winter season.