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Address: off Wailea Alanui, Wailea, Maui, HI
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The best snorkeling spot in Wailea.

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Easy Snorkeling, Good Shade, Beautiful

This beach is very pleasant, with easy access and parking (if you get there early enough). It's a beautiful little cove with shade available, good for snorkeling, protected from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
JamesDMo
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Richmond

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Richmond
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125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beach is very pleasant, with easy access and parking (if you get there early enough). It's a beautiful little cove with shade available, good for snorkeling, protected from waves.

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Prince George, Canada
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach. Awesome snorkelling on the right hands side when you enter the beach. First day was awesome, with calm waters, next two days were wavy so the snorkelling was not as good, but still a very enjoyable beach to spend some time. Showers and washrooms very close. I would highly recommend this beach.

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Moncton, Canada
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but lovely beach with coral on both curves. Gentle enough for kids and poorer swimmers to snorkel and see fish. Stronger swimmers can go out a bit and catch site of the sea turtles

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PackerFan11
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach was the only thing out this way 35 years ago. It is still the same but it's as nice and beautiful as ever.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking can be very limited at times unfortunately. But always worth the try. There are facilities and showers and gorgeous views

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Thank anywhrgrl
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this beach because it is a little bit hidden. It is really lovely, with nice snorkeling. There are also some trees for those that don't want full sun.

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Orange County, CA
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after our visit to Big Beach. Ulua Beach is just beautiful. We snorkeled and saw lots of different fish. Great beach and wasn't too busy on a Sunday afternoon.

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ulau beach is our favorite Maui beach. There's a parking lot, bathroom and outdoor showers. There's a walking path that goes for miles and the scenery is spectacular. There's trees for shade if you prefer. There's a coral reef at the shoreline so the snorkeling is great. The water is calm in the morning and tends to stay calm enough... More 

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Thank ntaormina
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small beach in Wailea. Good sized parking lot. You should drop your family off at the washroom shower area as you have to park a short walk away. Snorkeling is good on the right side of the beach. Watch out for the sharp needles that fall off of the trees on the right side of the beach though.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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574 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A favourite spot for snorkling and scuba diving. Many rocking spots to explore for various sea life. The Pacific Whale Foundation usually has a table set up and they keep a list of what people spotted that day. Very small parking lot, but there are showers and washroom close by. The beach area is small and therefore seems busy. Lots... More 

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