|Directions to Little Beach
Kahului, Maui Airport:
out of the airport you are heading approx. west. Continue
west past Costco and K-mart and across the Hana Hwy. (route
# 36). Continue past Lowe's Hardware and Office Max to Puunene
Ave. (route #350)
At signal, turn left towards Kihei/Makena. Bare
to right in about 1/2 mile, and you are now on route #311.
Continue on route #311 to the second signal (route #31-Piilani
Hwy.) Turn left. Continue to the end of the highway where
you be forced to turn right and continue downhill.
At the signal at the bottom of the hill, turn
left (Wailea Alanui Rd.). As you travel this road, you will
see the Pu'u
Olai cinder cone in the distance. One mile past
the Maui Prince Hotel, look for the yellow emergency telephone
#17 (on left). Turn right at the sign for Makena State Park
and park in the lot if space is available, or along the parking
lot access road.
your car! Do not leave anything of value in the car - particularly
in plain sight.
Beach is dead ahead as you face the water. To reach Little
north (to the right) to the end of Big Beach and climb
lava-flow trail and down the other side to Little Beach. All ages are able
to make it up this short climb with no worries, however the
approach on the Big Beach side can sometimes be tough if a
big ocean swell has ripped the sand out. If this is the case,
prepare to get a little wet.
|Free Beach Etiquette
"free beach" etiquette is the rule of the day: bring
your own beach stuff (i.e.-good sun screen, food & drink,
etc.), have fun ,enjoy your stay on the beach, look for whales,
pack out at least what you brought in, be cool, respect others
and no overt sexual behavior!
- FOLLOW PARKING REGULATIONS AND OTHER POSTED
RULES: Be careful not to block other vehicles exits,
follow posted hours of use.
- STAY OUT OF ENVIRONMENTALLY/CULTURALLY
SENSITVE AREAS: Be careful not to disturb plant life
or possible cultural man-made things.
- HELP ELIMINATE LITTER.
CARRY OUT MORE THAN YOU BROUGHT IN: Bring a trash
bag along and pick up and carry out more than you brought
in, bio-degradable or not. Leave only your footprints in
- RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF OTHERS AND MOTHER
NATURE'S TOO: Don't mess with other people's stuff.
Don't mess in the woods.
- ASK PRIOR CONSENT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: Asking permission is common courtesy. Not everyone wants
to be in a stranger's photo album or on the internet.
- COME PREPARED: Bring your own stuff:
Beverages, towels, sunscreen, chairs, etc. Mooching is offensive.
- NO OVERT SEXUAL ACTIVITY: Leave this
activity for the privacy of your home. Nude does not equal
- RESPECT THE PRIVACY OF OTHERS: It
is fine to meet new people at the beach, but it is rude
to monopolize a person's time when the welcome mat wasn't
- NO OFFENSIVE NOISE OR ACTIONS: Many
are at the beach for quiet time. Boom boxes, loud musical
instruments and smoking upwind from others are offensive
- SPEAK UP FOR STANDARDS: If someone
seems unaware of beach etiquette, explain it kindly and
plainly. Give them a copy of this list.
- ANY PROBLEMS: Please contact a beach
regular. Most often, problems can be solved easily without
contacting the authorities.
Free Beach Etiquette (Adobe Acrobat file, 71K)