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Black Rock, Maui

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Jutting out into the ocean and full of crevices for sea life, Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach is one of Maui's premier snorkeling sites. Surrounded by miles of smooth white sand and blue water, the volcanic lava spit is the only one of its kind on the island. The water around the rocks reaches a depth of 7.5 m (25 ft) in some places and houses an array of marine life, including colorful parrotfish, crabs, sea turtles, and others. Strap on your mask, don your flippers, and explore the underwater environment. Though much of the surrounding beach is bordered by upscale hotels, you can get down to the rocks via public access pathways. Keep in mind that there are no restrooms at the beach, but there are public showers. Put Black Rock and other Ka'anapali attractions into our Ka'anapali vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This beach takes some real effort to get to if you're not staying in the hotels in the area. You can validate your parking at the mall by eating at the food court. Walked all the way north through sev...  more »
  • Black Rock is an excellent beach for snorkeling and hanging out. It is located right outside two resorts. The grounds are beautiful and there are (expensive) conveniences nearby. There is an okay outd...  more »
  • We walked down from our resort to Kaanapali Beach mainly to snorkel by Black Rock. We found a shady spot under a tree and alternated between relaxing on the beach and snorkeling out by the rock. There...  more »