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You could say this beach is hidden in plain sight!

If you didn’t know any better, you could be driving along in South Maui, and pass right by it not thinking anything of it!

 

How to get to Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beach in Maui. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

But what’s behind that wall…?!

 

How to get to Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beach in Maui. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beach in Maui. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

A beautiful public beach with beautiful ocean views!

 

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beach in Maui. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beach in Maui. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beach in Maui. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beach in Maui. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beaches in Maui. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

This is called Makena Cove (it’s also been called Secret Cove), not to be confused with Makena Beach, which is a part of Makena State Park and a grand pretty expansive beach (that actually has 2 sections with a “big beach” and the also hidden “little beach“).

 

 

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Can you get to Makena Cove by bus?

The nearest bus stop to Makena Cove is near the Shops of Wailea. Makena Cove is 4.5 miles away from the bus stop. So for most people, this probably isn’t walking distance, and this would mean that you can’t get to Makena Cove by bus. 

So, driving is the best option!

 

 

Now…

More photos of Makena Cove!

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

And there’s a beach to consider visiting in South Maui!

Make it a day trip to South Maui!

 

For another quieter beach on Maui that gets less tourists, try Ironwoods Beach! This is located in West Maui on the Kapalua Coastal Trail. Makena Cove is sometimes referred to as a photography spot for couples, and the same goes for Ironwoods Beach.

 

HAPPY BEACH TIME AT MAKENA COVE!

 

Makena Cove - Secret Cove. Hidden beaches in Maui. Best beaches in South Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

 

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