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Address: West Shore, Molokai, HI
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All to yourself

Chances are good that when you come here you will be all by yourself. The water is "relatively" calm due to the shape of the long tiny bay; more so in the summer. Swim with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Chances are good that when you come here you will be all by yourself. The water is "relatively" calm due to the shape of the long tiny bay; more so in the summer. Swim with the usual Hawaii caution as always. There is some shade under the trees which are on the edge of the beach.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is about the only place to go snorkeling from a beach on the island. the snorkeling was good, but not great due to the trade winds stirring up the sand. I did see a lot of cool fishes.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This beach was lovely. Great for swimming and for watching the sunset. Bring everything though as there is nothing around to buy drinks or sunscreen.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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11 reviews 11 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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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