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You can call Little Beach one of Maui’s hippie beaches.

This is located on the shores of South Maui.

 

How to get to Little Beach. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach. from Big Beach. From Makena state park. entry fee. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

It’s another beach that’s known to be a clothing optional beach in Hawaii

If you’re young and looking for a party, or if you have an inner hippie spirit, you might want to check out Little Beach on Sunday evenings.

The Sunday beach happenings have been called “Maui’s biggest sunset jam.” There have been known to be drum circles, fire dancers, and body paint.

Although the legality of these beach parties can be questionable (alcohol is not allowed in state parks, and clothing is required in state parks), through normal times they were basically regularly occurring weekly beach parties that were going on.

Ask your accommodation for details! If you stay at Aloha Surf Hostel in Paia or Banana Bungalow Hostel in Wailuku, they do a group thing to Makena Beach on Sundays that you can join in. See more about staying in a Maui hostel. Otherwise, you can go on your own too.

 

This is the “Little Beach” compared to the “Big Beach” which is the neighbor beach. If you hear of Makena Beach on Maui, it’s likely referring to Big Beach. There is also a beach at Makena Cove, but that’s in a completely separate area up the road – it’s a slightly hidden beach on Maui!

Well, Little Beach is also a bit of a hidden beach! 

 

How to get to Little Beach. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

And it does require a trail going UP to get to Little Beach.

 

Trail to get to Little Beach from Makena Beach, from Big Beach. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Trail to get to Little Beach from Makena Beach, from Big Beach. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

And even if you are not so much interested in going to a hippie type beach, it can still be worth taking the trail up to get the wide expansive views of Makena Beach (Big Beach) from above!

 

How to get to Little Beach from Makena Beach, from Big Beach. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

 

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So…

How to get to Little Beach

The access for Little Beach is at Makena State Park, which is the same access point as Big Beach.

 

How to get to Little Beach at Makena State Park. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach at Makena State Park. Maui Hawaii travel blog

 

 

Can you get to Little Beach by bus?

The nearest bus stop to Makena Beach is near the Shops of Wailea. The entrance to Makena State Park is over 4 miles away from the bus stop.

So for most people, this probably isn’t walking distance, and this would mean that you can’t get to Little Beach by bus. 

 

 

So…

Driving to Little Beach!

Makena Beach is a popular beach, and there’s a big parking lot here.

 

How to get to Little Beach. Makena State Park parking lot. where to park for little beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach. Makena State Park parking lot. where to park for little beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

 

There is a parking fee at Makena State Park if you’re not a Hawaii resident, and it’s self-pay. See current fees.

 

How to get to Little Beach. Makena State Park parking entry fee. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach. Makena State Park parking entry fee. Maui Hawaii travel blog
In January 2020 it was posted as a $5 parking fee, but the state park website currently lists the parking fee as $10.

 

You might see a Jawz food truck in the Makena Beach parking lot, and if you do, you might consider getting some food here! You might see them in a few places around Maui, and they are known for their fish tacos.

 

Jawz fish tacos food truck at Big Beach, Makena Beach, near Little Beach. where to eat. Hawaii travel blog

 

So once you’ve parked, you can make your way to Makena Beach!

 

How to get to Little Beach - walk to Makena Beach - to Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - walk to Makena Beach - to Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

 

And then you will arrive at Big Beach! And yes, it will look like a “big” beach! Lots of sand! Lots of space!

 

How to get to Little Beach - from Makena Beach - from Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - from Makena Beach - from Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - from Makena Beach - from Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

 

Now to get to Little Beach, facing the ocean, you’ll head to the right, until it “dead ends.”

 

How to get to Little Beach - where to find the trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - where to find the trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - where to find the trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - where to find the trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

 

And that’s where you’ll find the trail that goes up!

 

How to get to Little Beach - trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - trail to little beach next to Makena Big Beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

 

And then once you reach the top, you’ll see those Big Beach views from above!

 

How to get to Little Beach - Makena Big Beach views from little beach trail. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - Makena Big Beach views from little beach trail. Maui Hawaii travel blog

 

And then you can take the path to keep going to the hidden Little Beach.

 

How to get to Little Beach - hidden trail to little beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - hidden trail to little beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - hidden trail to little beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

How to get to Little Beach - hidden trail to little beach. Maui Hawaii travel blog

 

And you’ve arrived at Little Beach!

 

Little Beach from hidden beach trail. Best Maui beaches. Hawaii travel blog

Little Beach from hidden beach trail. Best Maui beaches. Hawaii travel blog

 

And that’s a bit of how to get to the hidden Little Beach at Makena State Park!

 

Also have a look at another slightly hidden beach down the road from Makena State Park!

 

HAPPY BEACH TIME AT MAKENA STATE PARK!

 

How to get to Little Beach. Best beaches in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

 

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