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Kapalua Beach, Kapalua

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 700+ 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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  • This is a great little beach, cozy like Napili but with more sand. It's not as crowded as the bigger beaches and easy if you're tentative or not use to swimming in an ocean. Also, it's a great place f...  read more »
  • I'm going to start off by saying that this was a better snorkeling spot than Molokini and Maluaka ("Turtle Town") the day before. The water may not have been as clear, but the variation of species and...  read more »
  • The water was a little murky when we went in, not sure if we picked the wrong time of the day..... BUT, still able to see the turtles! We were looking at one and another swam right under me on it's wa...  read more »
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