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Black Rock

Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
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Ranked #71 of 230 attractions in Maui
Type: Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Description: Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Snorkel right off the beach and see a wide variety of fish and green sea turtles. You can also walk on the rocks and watch the turtles without getting in the water. Gets a little crowded sometimes, but if you venture around the bend you'll have the reef to yourself at times. The water gets shallower there and the reef... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We came over to this beach because the south swell started pumping too much on South Maui beaches. The water was a bit rough at Black Rock but great for our kids to do body surfing!!

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The public beach parking is VERY limited, probably around 10 stalls. Best to park at the shopping next to it. It's only 3 hours with store validation. Very crowded, a lot of the locals hang out near the rock. Easy snorkeling, plenty of fish to look at. We even got the swim with a huge turtle. Get there really early,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We chose this area because everyone in the family wanted to snorkel. This stretch of beach had something for everyone in the family. A long sidewalk runs along the beach and borders all of the properties along the entire stretch of the beach. It made it easy to get from our hotel to shopping and restaurants at Whaler's Village and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great fun for snorkelling, and the cliff diving at sunset is a must see. Once you hear about the history and meaning behind the Black Rock you will have a new appreciation for it. Apparently the Cliff Dive Bar does a good description at sunset. Strong currents there, so if you are not a strong swimmer, be aware.

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Belgrade, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic snorkel area right outside of our resort. Hundres of species of fish to see right off the shore. We saw at least 4 turtles. They swam right to the edge of the water and swam with the kids. Excellent place to snorkel with kids!

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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I ran into a sea turtle with a 5-7 ft shell while snorkeling around black rock. The water is clear and pristine. Kids and adults enjoy jumping from the rocks.

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Denver, CO
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was my favorite beach because the water was much deeper than the other beaches on West Maui so it was good for swimming and the beach is pretty large. It was the only beach where I felt comfortable (in the water) without shoes. Parked at the small lot by Whaler's Village (free spaces) so that was nice but we... More

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Peru, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Snorkeling here is very good. Large variety of fish and nice beach. Parking in this area is very limited. Best advise is go early. We arrived at the beach around 9AM, and there were only a handful there. When we left around 1:30, the beach and the water was packed. Three from our group jumped off the rock 3 times... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Black Rock was beautiful and you can just sit on the beach and watch all the divers jump off the end of it. they do it all day and then at night, they have a ceremony with a cliff diver at sunset. Beautiful.

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