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Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The little beach is located on the northern part of the big beach. Both are amazing, the best beaches in Maui. Coming from Wailea, you can park your car on the first Makena state park beach parking lot which will take you to the Big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic beach and everyone seemed cool there. But there was one exception with a guy using a long lens camera obviously taking photos of random people. My take would be this is a very uncool thing to do at a beach of this type. Otherwise...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank woodstk_con
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little Beach is considered by many to be a clothing optional beach. Park in the Makena State Park lot and walk along Big Beach and up and over a hill. Below you will see Little Beach. No lifeguards.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rita F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a “Must Do” in Maui! This is a clothing optional beach. We arrived before sunset and stayed until about 9:30, when the drummers and fire dancers wrapped it up. There were a lot of people, lots of dancing and playing in the surf,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank annof2manyhorses
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little out of the way but worth the drive and hike. Some shade available at the north end of the beach but you will need to take umbrellas otherwise. This is our beach when in Maui.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nielseng
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We walked up the hill from big beach not really knowing this was a clothing optional beach. Water was tougher than on Big Beach for some reason - lots of people body surfing, etc and completely uninhibited by clothing. Glad to see people open minded...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank InToonwithWife
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We loved it here. One of our favorite beaches. You want a nice day at the beach? this is the place!!! Stop here and enjoy yourself.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We have been to Little beach before but today we decided to take the "experience" it was pretty exhilarating. Hard to explain the feeling but is definately a must do...

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Greg M
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I took my wife here for the first time and she enjoyed the freedom of being at a nude beach. No you don’t have to be nude to enjoy this beach but almost everyone is. It is a very relaxing beach but doesn’t have the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank peterballantine
Reviewed October 2, 2018

it is a good hike from the parking lot on the end of makeena beach. you must climb over the hill,several big rocks and steep incline,not good if hauling chairs and coolers,very nice beach

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 27, 2018|
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Response from Jeb B | Reviewed this property |
If by "time" you mean time of day I recommend early in the morning. That way you can pick out a spot you like! We would usually arrive about 10AM and hang until sunset. That being said if you arrive in the afternoon the... More
July 27, 2018|
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Response from wearymom3 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what time you'd like to be there. We found people are usually staking out their territory around 10-ish. And many have umbrellas - a good choice for the "parts" you don't want sunburned. Bring a picnic lunch and... More
January 7, 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