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Kapalua Beach, Kapalua

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A C-shaped cove makes Kapalua Beach a prime location for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing. Also referred to as D.T. Fleming Beach, the white sand shoreline fronts the Ritz-Carlton, with public access available from Honokahua Bay. The waves here are known for good surfing and boogie boarding conditions, while the abundance of coral reefs and sea life make this beach one of the best snorkeling spots in the area. Head to the north end of the beach for clear snorkeling (thanks to the more rocky terrain). Sand tends to sit in the bay's center, making the water more cloudy there. Watch for sea turtles or Hawaiian monk seals along the beach. Use our Kapalua online trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Kapalua Beach and other attractions in Kapalua.
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  • The beach is quite small but has plenty of room to sit in the sun. You can rent snorkel gear for VERY cheap and go and snorkel the reef off the shore . There were so many fish and even a turtle . We s...  more »
  • This beach has it all, bathrooms, free parking and a reef to block the big waves. The snorkeling here is amazing, there's a coral reef that basically runs the length of the beach. The beach is quite c...  more »
  • Can be a bit crowded as it is a small beach. But the snorkeling is pretty good when other areas are rough or murky especially in winter. Parking is really tight so that is a minus but it is do able. H...  more »
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