Palauea Beach (White Rock)

4.5 stars from 2 reviews
Address 40 Makena Rd, Wailea, HI 96753
Lovely beach that's often empty. Lacks facilities.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Parking: Street only
• Good For: Boogie Boarding • Good For: Fishing
• Good For: Snorkeling • Good For: Sunsets
• Good For: SUP

Matt Anderson's Take
Palauea Beach, or simply White Rock as it's also known, is an easy to find beach located in south Maui. See our map pin point on the directions page for the exact location. You'll need to park (legally) on the side of Makena Road as there is no public parking lot.


Once parked, follow the short path to the beach. The beach itself is likely to be pretty empty most of the time but on weekends you can expect more people to be here. In fact, the best thing about this beach is how empty it is.


There really isn't much here in the way of facilities or amenities. While there is a bathroom here, it's a disgusting port-a-potty that you'll probably want to only use the most extreme of emergencies.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
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This is a pretty nice beach that is often unused when compared to other nearby south Maui beaches that will be packed with people. The big let down here would be the lack of (real) bathrooms and facilities and the lack of good parking, but otherwise it's a nice place.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
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In the afternoons, this is a great beach to watch sunsets. You'll find people snorkeling, using SUP, swimming, and camping out during the day. Locals fish here occasionally. The surf is barely adequate for boogie boarding, but it's still a fun beach for family and friends.
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