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Dixie Maru Beach (Kapukahehu)

Address: West Shore, Molokai, HI
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Molokai
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is kind of hard to find place, and we were very lucky to find it. The beach is located at the last public beach access. The rocks with smiley faces are actually at the parking, so you won't find them from the main road. Unlike Papohaku Beach, the water is very calm, and suitable for swimming. You see more... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I love Dixie Maru Beach on Molokai! My BFF lives in Kaunakakai and her ohana brought us here 10 years ago when we visited Molokai for the very first time. Dixie Maru is absolutely stunning, completely unspoiled and a perfect spot to swim, body board, snorkel and just hang out in the warm sun. Dixie is about 40 minutes away... More

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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