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Kahekili Beach

Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Ranked #19 of 64 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Beaches
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There was a nice large free parking place at Westin Hotel. ( the hotel was gorgeous!) And the beach was right across the lawn from there. I was so happy that the water looked very flat and beautiful for snorkeling. But the beach itself was steep and very narrow. The reef came right up to the shore and because of... More

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Got Married here and its beautiful. There is nothing like the sunsets from the West Side of Maui. Seeing the Canoes, Whales, Turtles and the Sun dropping behind Lanai is just mystical. Any beaches along the WEst side are gorgeous.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our first stop on a "snorkel trifecta" day. Street parking was a short walk from the Shoreline Public Beach Access. Public restrooms and sand off showers were available. The beach itself was a lovely expanse of sand peppered with beach goers but not overcrowded on the weekday we went. Especially calm and "family oriented" water on the left... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I wish we'd found this gem earlier in our trip. In front of the Westin hotel north of Black Rock, this beach has lovely coral in shallow water, with an 'okay' number of fish. The sandy beach itself is fine and has a couple of shade trees on the south end of the beach. Excellent for families and beginning snorkelers.

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so cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

this beach has better snorkeling than Kapalua Beach. The waves are a bit stronger but you can see fish feet from the shore. You can literally sit in the sand & see fish. I walked out pretty far & saw amazing fish & coral. When I say walked out I mean walked out. I decided to swim a bit further.... More

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Draper, Utah
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We checked out Honolua Bay and Kapalua Bay and the snorkeling was subpar due to the murky water. We were lucky enough to stumble onto Kahekili Beach. The snorkeling was awesome! It doesn't look like it's going to be great when you first see it but the water was crystal clear and there were tons of fish. We also saw... More

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to Molokini, I've scuba dived on Maui and Lanai, I've stayed in South Maui and West Maui and this reef is the best I've seen close to shore. Right off the beach you get colorful reefs and lots of fish. We frequently see turtles, both juvenile & adults, and once saw a stingray farther offshore. The bathrooms and... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Preferred this beach rather than the more crowded and touristy beach at Ka'anapali. The snorkelling was great and we saw lots of different types of fish. Well worth seeking out and lots of parking available.

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Granby, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was the best snorkeling I experienced on Maui. We spent $500 to take our family on a snorkeling excursion to Molikini. We saw more fish at Kahekili Beach than we did on this excursion, and the boat ride made us sick! I suggest you save your money and snorkel here right off the sandy beach, for free!

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North Bend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We snorkeled here mid-July 2014 when the waves were choppy elsewhere. The waters here were calm, clear, and teaming with fish. We even had a turtle swim by.This is a great beach, we went early in the morning before any crowds came out.( I did not see a single smoker) There is a nice, covered picnic area, and the walk... More

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