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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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  • It’s a big rock and its black. There’s not Much more than that. People were jumping off of it, but there was no way I was going to climb up there. Everyday Around sunset, a guy runs along the top to l...  more »
  • We go here every time and every time I ask myself why... The coral is dead and there are not many fish and the currents are bad..... and basically just avoid!! Now it is pretty from the shore but that...  more »
  • Went to Black Rock today to do some snorkeling- what a change from last year! The huge light colored sand beach is now a 12 foot strip of gray sand. No easy access into the water or to the beach showe...  more »

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