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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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  • August 14, 2017
    Tried out another beach before snorkeling at Black Rock and it was like night and day. Black Rock was much more comfortable for a snorkeling newbie, as the current was not bad at all and the variety o...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Nice beach, heaps of different fish which makes for great snorkelling. Don't listen to the other reviews about it being dangerous unless you are a bad swimmer. The current is mild, it's not strong eno...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    If you like to snorkel, this location is a must. Ka'anapali Beach is just fun to begin with, so you can't go wrong there. There are resorts all lined up on the way to Black Rock that will rent you gea...  more »

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