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Kapalua Beach

Address: Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kapalua
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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Such an awesome experience. Matteo and Nick were beyond knowledgeable and made the adventure so worth it.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

To get parking at the bay, arrive at either 9:00 am or noon (when the early crowd is leaving) and be prepared to park on the road and walk in. It's an easy paved path, the beach has public restrooms, showers, white sand, easy access for good snorkeling on the left side and some shady spots because of the tall... More 

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Washington DC
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We visited this beach 3 times in 2 weeks. Plenty to watch -- whales spouting (in season), surfers, stand-up paddlers, . Snorkeling decent if the surf is not too high. Public access if you are not staying there - there's a fairly large public parking area next to Merriman's but it gets crowded (there's extra parking on the street). A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

The bay provides warmer, lower tides, and thus makes beginning snorkeling a breeze. In fact, you can view small fishes in 4-5 feet of water! Other activities include paddle boarding, boogey boarding, and a clean wide beach for building sand castles.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great snorkeling. You can rent anything needed right at the beach to snorkel or paddle board. The water is not so rough because it is like a little horseshoe that breaks the huge waves

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New York City, New York
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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Kapalua Beach is a small intimate and serene beach without the crowds in pure natural bliss. The way nature intended it to be, it is very good for snorkeling and swimming. Quiet and peaceful this part of Maui is worth the trip.

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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to this beach today as it had high reviews. It is scenic but dangerous for young kids. Beach is actually very rocky compared to Kihei beaches. Would never recommend this beach for anyone with kids. No waves for boogie boarding and soft base of sand not firm like other beaches on Maui. Only positive is scenic but that's all... More 

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Strathmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Loved being able to see turtles even when not snorkilng . Great view of sunset and can snorkel off beach. Public access but no change or bathroom areas that we saw with out going into hotel complexes.

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Bay Area, CA
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

When the sign at the entrance to the beach says the University of Maryland did a coastal beach study in 1991 rating 650 beaches across the country and finding this to be the number one beach you know you've found it. A much better value for snorkelling than paying the tourist trap prices for a nauseous trip to Molokini. And... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great snorkel beach. Easy water entry. Protected cove, so water is not too strong. Turtles, eels, and fish were plentiful. Not a lot of causal food service, so pack a lunch. SMALL public beach access lot, otherwise you park on the street. Beach showers and restroom on site.

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