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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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  • Very cool beach, amazing views, clear water, black sand and rock under foot and well worth the drive. Great place to have a picnic and a swim as well as sight seeing.  more »
  • We winged it and visited Black Rock park because our tour was cancelled so were literally looking at Tripadvisor in the car on the way back and this popped up. We ended up having a great day here. You...  more »
  • First of all don't think you need to go around the front to see all the fish and turtles. We saw a turtle in waist high waters just of shore by the black rocks. The wildlife hasn't move around to the ...  more »