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“Amazingly Clear Water, Great Snorkeling” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kahekili Beach

Kahekili Beach
65 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Ranked #15 of 101 things to do in Lahaina
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Lake Tapps
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Amazingly Clear Water, Great Snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

My wife and I were told that the snorkeling was good at Airport Beach, which is what the locals call it. Apparently, the area is the former site of an airport. Now it is bordered by the Westin Resort.
A nice park with clean restrooms, a nice grassy area and a wonderful sandy beach. The best part is the clear water and the coral reef with lots of beautiful fish. A great find!

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Crowded but good snorkeling”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The good snorkeling is a little to the right of the park, and the multitudes to Westin Timeshare owners do not add to the experience, but once in the water and away from the crowds, it's a great world down there. The ocean can be rough here at times, so proceed with caution.

Visited September 2012
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Santa Cruz, CA
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“Nice facilities; clean sand; good snorkeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Very long and deep beach. Some shade. Grass area. Easy entry into water with good not great snorkeling.

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, WA
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“Great snorkeling...wow.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was a surprise. Nice park with grass & showers on a nice stretch of beach. Endless coral reef with amazing colors and a good fish count. Will come back for more next time in Maui. 2 nd best spot after Honolua bay.

Visited July 2012
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wylie, tx.
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“Great beach for a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We were staying at the Maui Kai just north of this beach park but came down here and stayed all day. Great facilities included showers, restrooms, picnic tables, and plenty of parking. The beach was great, and the snorkeling was about as good as it gets. Very easy entry and you could just drift without a lot of effort. Highly recommend this beach park. Be sure and go early, it gets crowded later in the day,

Visited August 2012
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