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Address: Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Ah, and wowie.

A very nice beach down a road that ends in a volcanic landscape at a state park with lovely water views. Little Beach seems a spot for locals and hmm, I believe that is Maui wowie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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central FL

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central FL
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A very nice beach down a road that ends in a volcanic landscape at a state park with lovely water views. Little Beach seems a spot for locals and hmm, I believe that is Maui wowie in the air. Why not?

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

From what we have heard and seen clothing is optional. Not very many young people there. Mostly an older crowd...

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The hike up and over the cliff wasn't too bad, but having to go down it in the dark while the tide had come in took almost an hour of waiting in a LONG line. The beach itself is gorgeous, and everyone was super friendly. Great spot to meet some locals (although not all of them are happy about tourists... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Wish it were more of the 'secret beach' it was when I first starting going 20 years ago - dirt roads and all - It still is one of the prettiest beaches in all of south Maui - I love the demographic breakdown and the clothing optional portion (though not legal) - great wave riding and lots of flora and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Love the laid backness of the place.no-clothes option has appeal. Be a strong swimmer if you choose to swim/snorkel/boobieboard here. Sun heat gets pretty relentless after noon - an umbrella is practically necessary if you want to stay a few hours and not fry. The Sunday afternoon (4pm?! Onward) drumming/dancing is a fun time. Big crowd of 20-30 something, up... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was a surprise to find this beach... Yes it is small but it has much. To watch the sea turtle surf iin the waves was amazing sight. We never paid attention to the waves till we notices the turtles. Be mindful of the beach. What youu find there has to stay there. Park rangers make sure of that. What... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

In our 7 trips to Maui, this is the first time we have visited Little Beach. We have always been a bit hesitant to go with our sons but they are now teenagers and they aren't bothered by the nudity. They absolutely love this beach for boogie boarding. In the past, we have always gone to Big Beach but the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful little beach. It is clothes optional so is not appropriate if you are not comfortable with that. We access it from Makena and you need to climb up and over a rocky hill to get to it.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

As always, TripAdvisor reviewers get it right. Read reviews back a year, and you'll get a good sense of Little Beach. On the day we went to the beach, it was overcast, with intermittent sprinkles (clouds rolling off of Haleakala). There was an eclectic mix of visitors. There was a group of surfers (half nude, half suited) enjoying the waves... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We always come for the Little Beach Sunday parties, they are so much fun! If you're into fire dancing, bongo drums, a little nudity with an amazing setting - this is the place to be. Come around sunset for an unbelievable setting, the torches start lighting up the beach and the chanting begins. Not a great spot for kids as... More 

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