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Little Beach

Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Wailea
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a delightful little cove fairly easily accessed from Big Beach at Makena State Park. Water was crystal clear and the sand clean and soft. About 2/3 of the patrons chose to bare all. We returned several times during our 10 day stay on Maui.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Only if you can handle nude, gay and music in general. It's a free spirit beach and the party starts in the evening for locals. It's right next to the big beach and you can always use big beach if you get overwhelmed ;-).

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Kaaawa, Hawaii
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Go on a Sunday and bring your bongos, tambourine or whatever you can drum with and join the folks who meet there for a wonderful drum session on the beach. Be aware, clothing is optional.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was the best beach that we visited. The sand was soft, the waves were perfect, and the scenery was amazing. Yes, as others have stated, this is a nude beach and if you are not comfortable with that then don't go. If you comfortable then you will be able to enjoy this beautiful beach. I would say that the... More

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Santa Cruz, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Big Beach and Little Beach are easy access and wonderfully beautiful all times of the year. Continue on to the best snorkeling in LaPerouse Bay. Rent a Kayak and paddle with the whales . Dive or snorkle with the giant sea turtles. Zip Line upcountry. Breakfast in Paia with the rock stars.

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Vancouver, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This isn't just a great clothing optional beach, it is a great beach. Some people think it is the best beach on the island. There was a pretty big break when we were there in October. My wife and I each got rolled a few times. However, the bottom is soft sand and you can dive into the waves. Other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The best beach for sunning and water activity. The beach is smooth sand, so it is good for swimming and body surfing.

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Edmonton, Canada
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48 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the first time I have been on a clothing optional beach I determined that being naked is great. Sand is fantastic, not course at all. There were some big waves coming in but they could be avoided by going out past where they broke. Give it a try, you will surely will enjoy it.

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Houston Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This past August, my wife and I and another couple had an opportunity to visit Maui again. Last time, we stayed up around Lahaina, this time we deliberately stayed down in Kihei. Kihei itself is very nice, by the way. The principal reason for my selecting where we stayed (Maui schooner resort, using the SFX travel club) was so that... More

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San Anselmo, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Everyone probably knows that Little Beach is a clothing optional beach, one of the most beautiful in the world. There is a fairly easy climb over some lava rocks at the very end of Big Beach to get there; however, on this visit the surf was unusually high which made the entry impassable for me. Others were attempting it, but... More

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