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“Weddings at Sunset”
Review of Kapalua Beach

Kapalua Beach
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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

There are many weddings that take place on Kapalua Beach and there is a good reason why. The views at sunset are unsurpassed and beach goers afford a decent level of privacy to the folks being wed. If you are there during the day, you may not see a wedding but perhaps you will see a Monk Seal who decides to come up on the beach for a nap. Or perhaps you will see a sea turtle while swimming in the bay. One thing is for sure: you will see plenty at any time of day which makes for fun cocktail stories later one.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a public beach close to hotels and condos. There is an outdoor shower and a bathroom for changing. The parking lot is reserved for condo guests. The streets are available for open parking, but often fills quickly in the morning. The beach is a small, calm, sheltered beach ideal for families with small kids. There are rocks on both sides of the cove. Although there were some fish, it was not as good as snorkeling on the Big Island or in Oahu's north shore. The water was nice and warm. We spent a few afternoons here with picnic. When it is windy, or when there are more people in the water, it does tend to get sandy and difficult to see.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Kapalua Beach, like so much of the area "looks pretty" -- but appearances are very deceiving.

Last year -- and now again this year as well -- the water at the Kapalua beach is covered with a film of pollution from oily lotions from human bodies as well as pollutants from small craft. The surface film of this oily mixture includes various other types of particles from airbornes dirt and debris from the intensive real estate development. Yesterday the water was so flthy that my newly cleaned snorkel mask required twice the cleaning previously to removese these mineral adn oil deposits adn lord knows what else. My thin wetsuit required additional cleaing as well. This pollution extends out to the rocky points as well as shore. Looking up from underwater I would see these extensive mats of pollution and pathes that did not have this. In places this pollution layer looked like boat bilge water. There is very little sea life, the coral is mostly gone and there was one lonely turtle with the white tumors appearing on its head.

-Alex

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

It's a pretty narrow beach and parking is limited. If you're staying at Kapalua Villas, take the free shuttle down there (or walk if you're in the Bay Villas) to save yourself the hassle. But they have a shack at the end for towels and beach chairs, and at the opposite end is bathrooms, and on each end are showers for getting all the sand off. The water/waves are calm enough that my 4 & 6 year old kids could easily wade in the water and jump over the waves without being scared. And the sand is great for sand castle building!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was the calmest place we found on the West side to snorkel. Saw lots of fish and was swimming with a sea turtle. Showers and bathrooms here too. Parking is at a minimum but just go across the road to the Kapalua Gardens, near the Pineapple Grill for lots of free parking and it is just a short walk to the beach.

Thank Janet K
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