South of the Wailea Resort area the road becomes narrower and you enter a more rural part of South Maui, the Makena area.
Makena is the area where the developed area of South Maui meets the site of the most recent (1790) lava flow from Haleakala volcano. The beaches in this area of South Maui are less crowded, in many places wider, but no less excellent with great sun and swimming.
You're likely to see many boogie boarders and surfers in this area. This is where many of the South Maui locals come to spend time in the sun.
Come and explore with my Maui's Makena Coast Photo Gallery.