Kapalua Bay BeachCurrently Open
- Address: Kapalua Beach, Kapalua, Hawaii, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Beach, Water Body, Walking Area, Family And Kids
In 1991, this was named America’s best beach; that 15 minutes of fame turned into steady popularity. The two reefs that form the bay also form a shelter; the water is always gentle. This makes the beach an excellent place for snorkelling, especially for beginners and kids. The water at the centre of the beach tends to stir up the sand, but the northern side is pretty clear, and gets clearer the further out you swim. The fish at the reef come in every color in many varieties. It’s quite pretty.
Just off the beach is the Kapalua Coastal Trail. Check it’s location on a online map.
- There is parking.
- There are showering and restroom facilities.
- No lifeguard.
- No food options at the beach, but there are some restaurants within a 10 minute walk.
- At a nearby rental hut, you can get beach equipment.
- You’ll have to drive. Ask locals for directions.
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95% of people who visit Kapalua include Kapalua Bay Beach in their plan
69.23% of people start their Kapalua Bay Beach visit around 07 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kapalua Bay Beach
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kapalua Bay Beach
Great little beach for snorkeling. Check the conditions before you go. There is a tiny parking lot...drive around a few times, people are always coming and going. Snorkel on the left and right sides for the most fish.
Amazing location for snorkeling. We saw some amazing fish and reef right off the beach. Very good place for beginner snorkelers and first timers. Not very crowded. Parking can be a pain but you can find paid parking a few minutes away at the tennis garden - $10 for the day.
Not crowded and great for snorkeling. Saw sea turtles right off the reef. Great beach.
I hate the idea of a great review drawing in more crowds, but I fell in love the moment I stepped on the beach. Fantastic snorkeling for people of all ages! Mellow waves, if any, but there are rocky bottoms so be careful. This is not a place to boogie board.
Make sure to arrive early in the morning to enjoy this small pristine beach before the crowds. This is where you can get some stunning beach photos, the parking lot is pretty small, use your GPS to find it, it's easy to miss a bit hidden!