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“Did look nice for Swimming”

Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed in a timeshare about 10 minutes from this beach and drove down to check it out one day.
The beach is pretty. No problems parking. There are spots with shade if you want. The water was calm and the sand was nice. I do not recall it being windy here while we were there. Although just a ways down at 3 mile beach it was windy. There were people in the water swimming and floating around. I wish that we either would have stayed longer or gone back to swim on another day. Oh well, next time I guess.

1  Thank LW88
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

This particular beach lies near the end of Pohakuloa Road. It is a nice half moon shaped cove with mostly white sand. In the middle of the cove is what remains of the Japanese ship that gives the cove it's name...snorkeling the cove we easily found a large anchor and partial hull of the ship.

The cove is safe for swimming but once you pass beyond the mouth of the cove the current and winds can easily take away an inexperienced swimmer. This hazard was really brought home while we were there...a couple in a kayak were dumped over by the waves at the mouth of the cove....the male swam to get the paddles and the female swam to the kayak...within moments the kayak and female were on their way out to sea. A fire department rescue team had to respond with jet skis to retrieve the woman and the kayak. By the time they were able to locate the kayak and woman they had been blown over 2 miles out to sea...on "their way to the Penguin Banks" according to the fire crew.

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Reviewed March 5, 2012

The wind blew like mad the whole time we were in Molokai - the 3-Mile beach was beautiful but you couldn't sit out on it in the wind and the surf was way too rough in February. But Dixie Maru was protected from the wind and the little bay was also protected from the rough ocean waves and currents so you could swim there safely. We went there twice and there weren't many people there either time.

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Reviewed February 6, 2012

This is a great little beach that you'll have to yourself, or almost to yourself once you find it!! It is at the far West end of Molokai. We noticed that even one of GPS's had the wrong street configuration for this area of Molokai.

1  Thank leflerpet
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

There were nobody on this beach when we went. I was not wearing my bathing suit, so I went skinny dipping. How liberating!

7  Thank coco-nut59
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