Kapalua Bay Beach

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  • 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

Kapalua Bay Beach - Review

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.

Kapalua Bay Beach Information

  • 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.

How To reach Kapalua Bay Beach by Public Transport

  • You’ll have to drive. Ask locals for directions.

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TripHobo Highlights for Kapalua Bay Beach

  • Kapalua Bay Beach Address: Kapalua Beach, Kapalua, Hawaii, United States
  • Kapalua Bay Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Kapalua Bay Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kapalua Bay Beach(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kapalua Bay Beach: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kapalua Bay Beach

  • 95% of people who visit Kapalua include Kapalua Bay Beach in their plan

  • 52.36% of people start their Kapalua Bay Beach visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kapalua Bay Beach

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

85.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kapalua Bay Beach

People normally club together Kamaole Beach Park and Kapalua Coastal Trail while planning their visit to Kapalua Bay Beach.

People also prefer to start their day with Kapalua Bay Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kapalua Bay Beach, Kapalua Reviews

  • 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.

  • Best spot in Maui for snorkeling! We went to several spots and this place was better than Molokini Crater! Got to see eels, sea turtles, coral, and tons of fish! Parking isn't easy, but this beach is amazing!

  • 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!

  • It's a beautiful beach and has amazing snorkeling but its very busy and packed

  • Unlike a lot of Maui, the waves are just right. Good place to snorkel as others have said. They have showers and a public restroom. Right next to Merriman's Maui.

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