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Excellent snorkel and relaxing

Excellent snorkeling. Particularly on the right (if you are on the shore looking out). My recommendations: bring some chairs because there is no sand. Nice shade all day under... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Mission Viejo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent snorkeling. Particularly on the right (if you are on the shore looking out). My recommendations: bring some chairs because there is no sand. Nice shade all day under the trees. But no sand. Just rocks. Wear water shoes or flippers because the rocks are tough to walk on and VERY slippery. Watch the surge to time your entry and... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This bay is a marine preserve past Kapalua. It's a bit of a difficult entrance into the bay because it is rocky and drops off quickly. Don't be alarmed by the signs that you are trespassing. It can be off putting as there are people living there, but I have been several times and they are harmless. I recommend checking... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We popped in here without our snorkel gear and the walk alone in to the bay is amazing and great place to take landscape photos. When we arrived at the bay it is small and there is very little sand to lie on. This is a snorkel area not a lounging spot. This is evident by the number of boat... More 

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great snorkelling. A bit of a climb on the way back but a great secluded area. Quiet. Lots of marine life and green sea turtles feeding. Not much parking. Park along the road. Wide spot. Going back April/May 2015.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a must visit if you want to snorkel. It is even good for beginners. The beach is rocky with lots of roosters but other than that, an absolutely must do spot!

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I agree with what others are saying about the limited parking and difficult entry. Lots of rocks to maneuver getting into the water. Ouch! No sandy beach. A 1/2 mile walk from the road through the jungle surrounded by chickens and roosters, which was beautiful and an easy flat hike. We went early, and by 9 a.m. it was getting... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We hired a car for our 3 day stopover in Maui (Westin Maui) and while we didn't use it that much (hanging around the resort was superb and enough) we did want to do some good snorkelling - 15-20 mins north of the resort, right on the highway is this brilliant beach and snorkelling sport. we will never forget the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have been coming here for over a decade! I loved it as a child and ever more so as an adult. I've seen so many different fish, turtles, even an eel! The water is perfect and the entire bay has various coral reefs. The beach is all rocks, but if you sit up under the trees you can find... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We hit this place early in the morning before it got too crowded and it did not disappoint! We parked in the parking lot that was the second you see on the road, just past the lookout point. After a short hike down thru some beautiful jungle, we came to a very rocky beach. It was rough getting in and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lovely snorkeling but only after a little adventure getting to it: park on side of road, no facilities, walk down a tree lined pathway next to a stream with chickens, rooster along the way. Rocky beach, no sand, many ships in the bay to stay away from. Water entry to snorkel is along a cement pylon into very murky waters... More 

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