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Wailea Alanui Rd., Makena State Park, Wailea, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
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Reviewed 3 November 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 20 October 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 7 October 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 3 October 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
2  Thank micankaren
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great vibe, nice water. Sunday night there is sometimes fire performancers and great circle drumming. Clothes optional. Do not take pictures with a camera or phone, it's considered to be rude and you will be called out by the locals. Respect the beach, take out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited little beach twice on our recent stay in Maui. It was the first time for both of us on a nude beach. It was an amazing experience. A small hike up a lava flow that separates it from Big Beach....More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Sharkkey
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Nice clothes optional beach. Access is not bad, is on right side of Big Beach. Worth the drive from Na’napali.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gerardot142
Reviewed 28 August 2018

If you are the adventurous type, go to Little Beach. It's a beautiful Little Beach, clear water, small private beach. Take your sunscreen!!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Karla S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Little Beach is a very nice small beach just over the small hill from Big Beach in Makena State Park. Nicely formed waves. This beach is clothing optional.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jclayind
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27 July 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
27 July 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
8 January 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