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“Fantastic beach - beautiful place (bathing suit id optional)”
Review of Little Beach

Little Beach
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Varese, Italy
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“Fantastic beach - beautiful place (bathing suit id optional)”
Reviewed December 1, 2010

Little Beach is absolutely a must when you are in Maui - therefore you should be aware that bathing suit is optional only on that beach - it's a great place for everyone - cool people and very pleasant atmosphere
Every sunday there is a big beach party with lots of fun - you also have option of some shade under the trees.
The parking lots are not too far - you just have to cross the big beach and go to the very right end - the only barrier could be the claiming over a rock to reach the little beach - therefore the efforts are worth it.

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“A great place to go au naturel”
Reviewed October 29, 2010

My wife and I had never been to a clothing optional beach before, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It's a bit of a climb but well worth it. As other reviewers have noted, you can wear as little or as much as you want. Everybody is very civilized, there are no gawkers and people do mind their own business. Do remember to bring plenty of sunscreen and drinking water. We came back for several days and plan to spend a lot of time here during our Hawaiian vacation next year. Give it a try!!

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“Nice beach, great that it's c/o but not far or hard to get to”
Reviewed September 18, 2010

Really nice, and has a bit of shade. One of the very few places you can enjoy taking it all off, and not having to worry about it. It's fairly close to the parking area, but the climb over the big rock to get there may make it inaccessible to some.

Unfortunately it is comparatively little, so I don't like telling lots of folks about it, but the opposite problem is that the nudity is allowed because enough people use it that way. There are no lifeguards here either, so the "safety in numbers" factor might be seen as good. Not as good a snorkelling area as Big Beach, but still OK.

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“Love this beach.”
Reviewed August 5, 2010

I love this place. It is a relatively short walk from the parking lot. You can wear a suit if you want, but I love having nothing between my beach experience and me. There are areas with shade. Kids love the beach, but surf here can be pretty strong-so never turn your back on the ocean. GREAT spot for body surfing if it isn't your first time.
Don't go to Maui and miss out on this great experience. Forget about what the folks back home might say - they are at least 4 time zones away !

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

We visited Little Beach on a weekday in May of 2010. No loud music, no rowdy a++holes, no clothes, no problems! Just laid-back, cool people and a very mello atmosphere. Wife and I are 60 years old and made the climb over the lava outcropping with little difficulty. Although long-time nudists, this was our first nude beach experience and we loved it. We spent almost four hours frolicking in the surf, soaking up the sun on the clean, beautiful beach and socializing with the friendly people who seemed to cover the entire age spectrum. As it is a "clothing optional" beach, some were clothed but most were nude. All were polite, quiet and civilized and there were no gawkers or perverts that we could see. Near the end of our visit, a laid-back naked native Hawaiian guy was happy to take our picture for us so we'd have a remembrance of the occasion. A good place to try if you are curious but hesitant about taking your clothes off. You can shed them as your comfort level dictates. Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks and remember the sun screen! There were porta-potties near the parking lot. I would highly recommend Little Beach! We hated to leave.

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