Of all the beaches on the leeward side of Maui, this was our favorite. Often referred to as "Secret Beach", Pa'ako Beach is a tiny little strip of sand along an equally small cove that has no signs and little parking. That doesn't mean you should expect to have it to yourself.

Pa'ako's diminutive size isn't the only thing that separates it from other beaches in this area of Maui. It's also the drop off into the water which, though not sudden, is quite steep. This results in some active surf—to the delight of a certain Boy who never seems to tire of running away from it; and a certain Dad who never tires of photographing said Boy running away from it.

The image gallery that accompanies this post can be viewed at blog.tlinn.com/1522/makena-cove-maui/

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