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Little Beach

Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
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"drum circle"
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"sunday evening"
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"bring a flashlight"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I must admit this was my favourite beach in Maui. The atmosphere was great, there was a drum circle happening right in the middle with people dancing as they please. Great place for a sunset, just a short hop over the cliff from Big Beach.

2  Thank Joel P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little beach is located just to the north of Big Beach. The quickest way to get here is to park in the first parking lot you come to that says Makena State Park. Head to the beach turn right and you will see a small...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The big beach and the little beach are separated with a lava rock access. It's a little tricky to get up and down, but once you get their it is private, optional (if you know what I mean), and you are not surrounded by mobs...More

Thank eakfs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the people on the beach were clothed, but you have the option. It is a small beach and Big Beach is gorgeous. We started out on Big Beach and saw the access route which is a little uphill. We were curious and took...More

Thank scootgal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little Beach is a hidden gem. To get to it, you just have to climb a small path between two big rocks on Big Beach. It sounds more difficult than it is. I can not recommend this beach enough. Yes, it's a nude beach. If...More

2  Thank DavidMichaelangelo
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I went there and impressed by the beautiful sand a coral pieces that are everywhere in the rocks. Few nudists but I am ok with that as I actually took off my clothes and enjoyed the breezes and sand. I left before the Sunday sunset...More

2  Thank Clyde S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We were trying to find the Black Sand Beach that was on the printed map. We walked up the cliff from Big Beach to get to Little Beach to see if there was a path .... Maybe there was! However, I didn't want our sons...More

Thank audrenwang
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

If you are one of those open minded travelers, this is the place to be, just a short walk/hike from the Big Beach and you are there, this beach is clothing optional, people come here to relax and not to worry about anything. Its fair...More

2  Thank Kosta-Macedonia
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A must see gem of a beach. Such a great seculded local.hang out. just go to the north end of big beach and walk up a small hill to access the little beach. Easy walk even for older out of shape folks. I recommend sneakers...More

1  Thank k123-foodie
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Yes, Little Beach is known as a "clothing optional" beach, however, be advised, on occasion the local police "raid" and ticket non-locals and you will have to register as a "sex-offender" on the national registry...is it worth it? Well...that is up to you; not for...More

4  Thank CEUS69
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Cytra K
8 January 2018|
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Response from Jon H | Reviewed this property |
Sundays at sunset. A little bit like Mardi Gras in the sand. Be sure to take care not to leave anything of value on your beach towel. (The party can get quite raucous). Having a small flashlight (or your mobile phone... More
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Jim1256
21 September 2016|
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Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
Yes I am sure he will know little beach but it is also part of Makena State Park
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kpitchme
7 July 2016|
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Response from surfercharlie | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what time of day you want to visit. If you are visiting during daylight hours, then park in the first parking lot to Big Beach. That parking lot closes at 7:45 p.m. If you are interested in the nightlife... More
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