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Address: West Shore, Molokai, HI
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Pretty, "packed" beach

On the day we went, the west side had about 6-8' surf, so all other west side beaches were too rough for anyone to get in. Dixie Maru beach has a protected area which is both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

On the day we went, the west side had about 6-8' surf, so all other west side beaches were too rough for anyone to get in. Dixie Maru beach has a protected area which is both beautiful and calm, even on rough days. As a result it was "packed" for Molokai standards. Most of the other beaches we walked along... More 

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Paradise
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went to this secluded beach several times. There were usually a few other people, but not at all crowded. It was the only place here on the west end that you can actually get into the water and swim.

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jetlag@ywave.com
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is the only Molokai beach we visited with people on it. Too much turbulence for good snorkeling the day we were there, but great swimming. A beautiful spot!

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Big Timber, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Dangerously high surf during several days of our December visit pounded breaking waves into this normally protected and calm cove. Even so, It still was a perfect picnic place. I hope to go to Molokai again some day & find this cove calm and inviting.

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Sydney
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83 helpful votes 83 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 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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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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