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Black Rock, Maui
(3.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • An amazing place for a day trip. Public parking nearby and the beach is infront of a very accommodating hotel- washrooms food and rental snorkelling gear. The underwater scenery is spellbinding! 
  • It is about Kaanapali Beach which has parking. Then to get to Black Rock you need to walk a little, but not much on the beach. The beach is very cute and is a very good place to make snorkel, is see several fish and turtles. On the FP6 hotels offer shows typical Hawaiian.
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  • We've been a couple of times to snorkel here, and even under the best of ocean conditions I would never recommend this spot for snorkeling because of the crowds, unless you like snorkeling with fins i...  more »