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Address: Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
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An interesting experience

Quite a hike to get here but it was a unique experience. On Sunday nights they have drums and people dancing at sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Fremont, California

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Fremont, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite a hike to get here but it was a unique experience. On Sunday nights they have drums and people dancing at sunset.

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Melbourne, Australia
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wouldn't have believed unless we'd seen it with our own eyes. We hiked up through the lava rocks from Big Beach to Little Beach and had a little sneak peak at this nice little secluded beach only to be greeted by NUDITY! What a shame it is overtaken with nudity! The beach would be perfect for families to hang... More 

Thank familyvalue8
Indio, California
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Beach is a wonderful nude beach! Great for swimming, snorkeling and sunning. Access can be challenging for some, but worth it.

Thank Jim B
Wenatchee, Washington
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves this beach does time we go to Maui, we visit Makena State Park. Once there, you have a short hike to get to Little Beach. Because of recent storms, it isn't as easy to access as before but doable with tennis shoes. The main beach, Big Beach (no nudity) is also beautiful.

Thank Cathy J
Fort Myers, Florida
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little Beach is just north of Big Beach, on the Southwest end of Maui. It's known for its tolerance of nude sun bathing. It is a very pretty place, nicely secluded. To get to it, however, is not easy: It requires hiking along the water's edge over uneven lava rock, then up a steep incline. That accounts for why it's... More 

Thank Kenneth H
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can you say about Little Beach?... it's the kind of place you hear about, but don't believe could actually exist! Bottom line... if you're adventurous and not easily offended (and don't have little kids with you)... check it out. I won't repeat everything that you need to know about getting there... just Google it. I will say that it's... More 

2 Thank Dan S
Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a short hike across big beach and over a cliff (great view from the top) to get to little beach but we'll worth it. It's a beautiful soft white sand beach that is clothing optional, our first experience. No judegment, no pressure, just a bunch of people enjoying the beach at their own comfort level. There were families and... More 

2 Thank Jill F
Oak Forest, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

little beach is secluded apart from big beach, reputedly a nude beach it is as an exibitionist beach. upon entering you get the opportunity to pass a group of old guys showing off their wares. there are cool events that happen on the beach on sunday evenings. but you would not want to bring children.

Thank drjoe20152015
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very cool beach. The whales swim by and there are lots of turtles in the surf. Great for photography but just don't point your camera towards the beach. Lots of nude sunbathers. Seems to be a place that is predominately gay. My brother is gay so I certainly don't mind but at times as a straight women....I felt I wasn't... More 

1 Thank Bo L
Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It's hard to get to little beach which makes it great. People are friendly and more relaxed. If you don't want to be nude or like nudity, don't go. Sunday drum night now starts in the afternoon is can be fun.

Thank JHMoss

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