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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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  • We caught the shuttle from the Ritz to access this beach. Parking there is very limited and people circled and circled looking for a spot. If you are staying at the Kapalua resort, I would use the fre...  more »
  • Great beach in a Bay. Therefore the waves are quite small which makes it a very safe beach for all. It is certainly one of the best beaches to meet sea turtles! Especially in the late afternoon where it come to eat close to the rocks on the edge of the beach. Parking is very limited in the vicinity which is a challenge when you go by car. Bed Sun are beautiful.
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  • Kapalua Beach is one of the beaches we liked in Maui. Besides being very pretty, has several points with natural shade (in addition to the umbrellas you can rent) and you can see many fish and sea turtles. It is filled from the 10, so it is advisable to get up early and have the beach for you.
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