Makena Beach, which is it’s official name, but is known to locals as Big Beach, earns it’s name by claiming a stretch of lovely white sand that measures nearly 2/3 of a mile long and over 100 yards wide. It’s beautiful. You will find a mix of locals and tourists on any given day. It does tend to get a little crowded on weekends. It’s great for boogie boarding as long as the surf isn’t breaking too close to the shore. There is a Jaws Mexican food truck at the entrance to the beach on most days so eating cheap for those of you on a budget is a possibility. There are port-a-potties at the entrance to the parking lot. The parking lot is paved and it’s free. There is also a plate lunch vendor right at the road where you turn in to the parking lot. Lots of affordable variety here at Big Beach!