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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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  • This beach is a great place to get out in the water and see many things from coral, to fish to turtles. There is lots of beach to find a great place for all your stuff. It is a fairly popular beach an...  more »
  • We spent a few hours here and loved it. It was surrounded by luxury places to stay. Unfortunately we didn't snorkel, but heard it is great for it. 
  • This is probably my favorite place to snorkel on Maui. My most recent visit was in September of 2016 and I spent two morning-afternoon days here snorkeling and relaxing on the gorgeous beach. Great se...  more »