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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. To visit Kapalua Beach and other attractions in Kapalua, use our Kapalua itinerary maker.
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  • I would recommend this beach to anyone looking for a quite escape. Great place to go if you want to escape the crowds.  more »
  • Love snorkeling at Kapalua Beach!.....usually waters are very warm 77 degrees or higher.....and clear.....Awesome fish are finger tips away!.....even an occasional Turttle swims by......once in the wa...  more »
  • If you want to view a wide variety of coral, this is the place to see it. The beach is fairly narrow surrounding this small bay, and access is via a tunnel which goes under Merriman's driveway. In add...  more »