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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. Make Black Rock a part of your Ka'anapali vacation plans using our Ka'anapali trip builder .
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  • Great location to snorkel right off the beach. We saw lots of fish and a large turtle. A heavy storm came in which caused larger waves, cloudy water, & lots of debris making it harder to see for a few...  more »
  • If you're staying at Kaanapali resort area this is one of the best beginner snorkelling areas. I'm an experienced snorkeler and scuba diver. So I'll be very specific with advice. Stay as close to the ...  more »
  • The beach was beautiful; soft sand made the entry into the water very easy. The coral reef is very close to the rocks. Our concierge recommended that we outline the rocks completely to reach the other...  more »

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