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Kapalua Beach, Kapalua

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Beach · Nature / Park
A C-shaped cove makes Kapalua Beach a prime location for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing. Also referred to as D.T. Fleming Beach, the white sand shoreline fronts the Ritz-Carlton, with public access available from Honokahua Bay. The waves here are known for good surfing and boogie boarding conditions, while the abundance of coral reefs and sea life make this beach one of the best snorkeling spots in the area. Head to the north end of the beach for clear snorkeling (thanks to the more rocky terrain). Sand tends to sit in the bay's center, making the water more cloudy there. Watch for sea turtles or Hawaiian monk seals along the beach. Use our Kapalua online trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Kapalua Beach and other attractions in Kapalua.
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  • This was our favorite beach from our two weeks on the islands of Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. The bay here was perfect for snorkeling with sea turtles and seeing them from the shore. There was also....  more »
  • Amazing snorkel experience! The beach is very crowded, but paying to park and walking the short distance was well worth it. We saw turtles, tons of tropical fish, and coral. We had a big group that...  more »
  • As with many beaches there is less beach area than there used to be due to sea level rise. On calm days this is a great spot for snorkeling and safe for kids to play in the water. There is no life guard. There are bathrooms and showers to rinse off saltwater and sand.
  • Hands down my favorite beach! Coral & bottom structure always beautiful. Can't miss on catching a turtle or two swimming. Plenty of room to accommodate many beach goers + showers & restrooms
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