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Address: Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Still a Clothing Optional Beach

I am glad that Maui sill has this gem. It is a great place to lay out, relax, meet friendly people and of course, sunbath in the nude...if that's your thing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Corey F
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am glad that Maui sill has this gem. It is a great place to lay out, relax, meet friendly people and of course, sunbath in the nude...if that's your thing.

1 Thank Corey F
Wailuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Beach is not for everyone. The walk from the parking lot is a bit far. You must climb a lava rock path to get there. It is a clothing optional beach. The cove is beautiful and the waves are contained.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped here for a rest while paddling. Easy shore access for SUPs, kayaks, etc. Do be aware that this is a clothing optional beach ;)

Thank Lynn F
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Big Beach is excellent for families, and those of you who are shy. Good to the right, over the rocky cliffs and you;re at the nude beach, Little Beach. Beautiful. Full of Europeans mostly, who could not care less about American Puritanism. Also, lots of young American couples, straight and gay. Beautiful view, relative calm seas, very peaceful.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As GLBT Adult Travelers, LIttle Beach is absolutely, hands down, our favorite beach on Maui. Little Beach is accessed by walking the length of Big Beach and climbing a small, but steep, lava wall north of Big Beach (also a WONDERFUL beach). It's a small, but private wide strip of sand, backed by a lovely forest. Yes, you will find... More 

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great place for everything goes beach, sand is like flour, good Snork beach and ride waves.. 350' more pass Little Beach best Snork Spot Ocean protective area, 15' - 25' depth with 50' - 70' visablity.. Turtles, 30+ types of Fish, easy in but watch waves on exit.. Enjoy Life!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here as we were told that it was one of the few clothing optional beaches in Maui. It was a Saturday around 1245p and it was a good amount of people but it wasn't crowded. My wife and I weren't prepared for this so I would suggest: umbrella, chairs and maybe a cooler (typical beach... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It is a small beach around the corner from Big Beach in makena State park. It has white sand and brown rocky cliffs to the rear. Views are great and the place is very pretty

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We planned on visiting Little Beach from the moment we decided on Maui for our honeymoon. We were told by a friend to go on a Sunday night to witness the drum circle and fire dancing. We thought this would be cool. Apparently so did every other tourist on the island. The place was packed. So many people it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A litle walk to get there, wear shoes to go up and over the hill. If daytime park in lot one of big beach and walk to your right as you enter the beach. The beach was about half full, about 60 percent nude and very laid back. Nothing like South beach in Florida, with all the gawlkers, Just people... More 

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