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“A must hit beach for snorkeling and sunning” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kahekili Beach

Kahekili Beach
Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Ranked #19 of 64 attractions in Lahaina
Type: Beaches
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denver
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“A must hit beach for snorkeling and sunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We always spend at least one day at Kahekili beach. The water is clear, abundant fish and coral and easy swimming. Be careful walking in because the bottom drops off fast to coral. there is a big public parking lot south of the Westin, but it does fill up most days. Overflow parking is located north of the Westin (but you need to get back on the highway and it can be tough to find). A little further south is less coral, but better swimming. If you are there during the winter, you can see and hear whales.

Visited March 2012
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Lake Tapps
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“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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