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Dixie Maru Beach (Kapukahehu)

West Shore, Molokai, HI
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Molokai
Type: Beaches
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a fantastic beach, hardly anyone on it, suitable for swimming and snorkeling depending on winds, but calm compared to other Molokai beaches. Ideal to sunbathe in peace and quiet. Good for families.

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Normal, Illinois
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was one of the few clear beaches we could swim at given there are no lifeguards on Molokai and we are not the best swimmers. Crystal clear, minimal waves, gorgeous view and nice hikes that start here.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

At the end of the road park your car and it's a short walk to the beach. Wear sandals to protect from stones and acacia thorns underfoot. No change or washroom facilities so come prepared. Bring chairs and beach mats to enjoy the views and sun. The beach forms a nice cove with barrier rocks and reef protecting from large... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It is a small cove that has protected waters. It is rare to find a swimmable beach on Molokai in the winter months. It was somewhat crowed all the days we went there, but nothing like the other islands. We saw monk seals among the rocks at on end of the beach and turtles in the water. The locals come... More

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bc canada
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228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

At the very end of the road, at the end of a rainbow, a pot of gold! A small, perfectly protected, easily accessed stellar beach. Picnic tables, clear clean water. Rudimentary toilet facilities, but with potable running water. The big plus- nobody much there! Unlike comparable beaches on other islands, this one attracted us and 4 other folks for a... More

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Dixie Maru is a great place for snorkeling on Molokai. It is in a natural cove so is protected from the wind. Lots of interesting fish and smooth water. Also a very beautiful site to hang out. Its a little hard to find so get detailed directions from a local person. Enjoy!

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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

It is the only beach we visited that was sandy that you could swim in (no current). Very nice and quiet and a bit of hiking on both sides. The nearby 3 mile beach is excellent for walking - but is a major workout.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The lagoon type area where we swam was perfectly sheltered. The water wasn't too rough. There were a handful of other families present, but it didn't deter from the experience. Plus, when working on my tan, I noticed whales just beyond the shelter of the beach.

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed in a timeshare about 10 minutes from this beach and drove down to check it out one day. The beach is pretty. No problems parking. There are spots with shade if you want. The water was calm and the sand was nice. I do not recall it being windy here while we were there. Although just a ways... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

This particular beach lies near the end of Pohakuloa Road. It is a nice half moon shaped cove with mostly white sand. In the middle of the cove is what remains of the Japanese ship that gives the cove it's name...snorkeling the cove we easily found a large anchor and partial hull of the ship. The cove is safe for... More

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