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Great beach

Nice beach to hang out at. Snorkeling isn't all that great, good swimming beach. You can hike the... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
How do you define excellent?

I could easily make a list things that make this beach less than excellent and yet, I still give it... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Steven D
Vista, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The water on our visit was brown and very cloudy - not what I expect in Hawaii. The area was peaceful and quite, so we spend some time relaxing here. Going barefoot in the dry areas of sand up by the trees (looking for shade)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fabio6223
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Nice beach to hang out at. Snorkeling isn't all that great, good swimming beach. You can hike the old road to the South and visit the abandoned hippy resort.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

I could easily make a list things that make this beach less than excellent and yet, I still give it this rating. The day was perfect yet the clouds brought a light rain off and on throughout the day. The kiawe trees growing up to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Steven D
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This is one of the nicest beaches on Molokai. I've been here twice. Both times the water was calm and lovely. One time, the water had a reddish, muddy hue to it, which I think was due to recent rain. There are some rocky shorelines...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ChuckVK
Reviewed July 19, 2018

This is a sweet little beach...very protected, good for swimming. Surfing can be had at the point. Named after a Japanese fishing boat that sunk just offshore. Lots of shade here...good spot to have a picnic and enjoy the water. Good starting point if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank busconi
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We were not lucky during our visit, as after heavy rains, this beach couldn't be used- it was muddy and water was brown and murky. Almost impossible to get rid of the red mud.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Sketchy yet exciting hike.. well worth it to experience the beach where last 5 mins of Pirate filmed

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Janet H
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Secluded, with slightly more protected water than the rest of the west shore. There were no other people nearby when I went. I wish I could have stayed here my entire trip.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MonikaMatthews
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Dixie beach is a tucked away hidden gem on the west side of Molokai. At the end of the road, you will find a short driveway to the parking lot that has a shower and a trash can for your convenience. It's just a short...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank spanishmel
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Dixie Maru is a small pocket beach close to Papohaku that is more popular. I'm not sure why that would be as it only covers a couple of acres and had more people on it than all of Papohaku. That being said it is still...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ccrowe3
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