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Honolua Bay

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Address: Maui, HI

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Great for snorkeling, bad for sun-bathing

This "beach" is a little off the highway and will require about a 10 minute hike/walk to get to it. Once you're there, you'll see very little actual sand and mostly rocks. So, if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This "beach" is a little off the highway and will require about a 10 minute hike/walk to get to it. Once you're there, you'll see very little actual sand and mostly rocks. So, if you're looking for a place to relax on the beach with your towel and umbrella, you probably want to look elsewhere. If you're into snorkeling (which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Honolulu Bay on Maui is a great place to get in a bodysurf then a snorkel. Great location but missed by many as you must park off the road, limited parking, and walk down stairs. Beautiful location but no shop or toilet. Turtles were swimming along the shore, some as big as 3 foot wide.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Bring your mask and snorkel! The walk to the beach is the second best part of the trip. Watch out for the chickens!

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Pros: Breathtaking views, a beautiful bay, rainforest like short trail into the bay, ample parking in two parking lots and on the road side. An abundance of beautiful coral reefs and fish. A very tranquil place to spend a few hours. Cons: There is no sandy beach here. It is all rocks; big and small. Getting in and out of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Really good snorkeling on right side of bay as facing bay from land. Great corral formations and variety of fish. The reason I don't give higher score is that it's very hard to enter water from shore or exit water without falling. Very slippery. Saw several people fall and almost fell myself. A simple rail to hold onto would be... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We've snorkeled in many places, and this is one of the top spots. Many types of fish - triggers, butterlies, Morrish Idols, Parrotfish... a good spot to observe schools and individuals. Rocky entrance. Need footwear. After a rain, the first few yards are muddy. Persevere. It's worth the effort to move on out. You do not need beach chairs...no place... More 

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Colorado
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I can't even put into words how much fun we had snorkeling here. We snorkeled all over the island and this place was by far the best, and free! We snorkeled on the west(?) side of the bay and went way out as far as the party yachts that were anchored just outside the bay. The water clarity was greater... More 

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Clinton
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Amazing view that you can see from park down below. Tons of people snorkeling in area. One of My. Totally worth seeing and worth snorkoling favorite sites.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Limited parking and a bit of walk in, but there was really beautiful bay and decent visibility. Good selection of fish/turtles.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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