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Kapalua Beach, Kapalua
(4.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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 not say that this is the most beautiful beach on Maui, but worthy of a visit for comparison required-that's for sure!
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  • Kapalua beach is a fun and narrow Beach. Great for kids. We have snorkeled quite nicely here and saw right at the beginning all turtles. When it was windier and the Sun disappeared were the waves slightly higher and stronger. Could there still be swum by adults just fine in any case.
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  • Go early (8-9) in the morning to get a parking spot in the main lot. By noon, there is a pretty long walk to the beach. This is a great little beach for snorkeling, wonderful coral and fish. The beach...  more »