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Napili Beach, Lahaina

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Beach · Nature / Park
Known as the "hidden gem" of Maui, Napili Beach offers swimming, snorkeling, and a possibility of encountering sea turtles. It is a rare beach on the island where there are no sharp coral reefs on the shoreline. The ocean bottom is soft and sandy, and rather steep, which makes it suitable for surfing, given that the weather permits. Showers and toilets are available, and there is a general store several minutes away. You will find food places in the area too. Shade is not common, so bring a sun umbrella. Put Napili Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lahaina sightseeing planner.
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  • This was the perfect beach to get married at. Our resort was right on the beach and we had a dinner under the stars reservation at the SeaHouse Restaurant right on the other side of the beach. The...  more »
  • Great snorkeling here, and we saw a turtle swimming around. The waves are small, and the floor here is all sandy, so no stubbing your toes. Lots of kids playing in the water  more »
  • If you want something quieter but lovely, try this beach. Snorkeling was good too. It’s a whole different thing from the busy Kaanapali beach.  more »
  • Amazing tidal pools full of sea life especially sea urchins.
  • Beautiful beach with turtles
  • Napili Bay Beach Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lahaina, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
  • Very strong and fun waves!
  • Beautiful place I recommend it

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