Maui Beach Guide – Kapalua Beach

By , July 14, 2011

Kapalua Beach is a crescent shaped bay in Maui. The beach is suitable for families and children because it is protected from rough ocean surf. Many coconut trees can be found at beach. The beach is situated approximately 15 minutes of driving from Ka’anapali Beach. If you want to walk to the beach, you have to stay at Kapalua Resort. Kapalua Beach has more than 30 miles of shoreline.


Kapalua Beach is suitable for carrying out almost all types of ocean recreational activities including swimming, snorkeling, sailing, and kayaking. If you want to snorkel, you should go to the right side of the beach. The beach is home to many small coral colonies. You will be able to explore a variety of tropical fishes at the beach. Ocean recreational activities such as body surfing and kayaking are quite popular at Kapalua Beach.


At the center of the bay, the water is slightly cloudy because of the sandy bottom. You can go to the rocky edge at the north end to snorkel. At the north end of Kapalua Beach, the water is less murky so you should be able to see clearer. There are more tropical fishes swimming in the water at this area. The depth of the water reaches up to 10 feet. At this depth, you will be able to get a close view of the ocean reef. If you want to get a clearer view of the reef, you have to swim further into the shore. There are a number of tropical fishes you can observe at Kapalua Bay including butterfly fish, tang, wrasse, goatfish, hawk fish and crustaceans.


From Kapalua Beach, you can get a good view of the Molokai Beach. It is protected from the high waves because there are lava rocks on each end. During the winter months, you can see whales surfacing in the ocean. There are several beach facilities including showers, restrooms, and activities center. Lifeguard services are available at Kapalua Beach. You can rent various types of water sports equipments at the activities center.


Kapalua Beach is quite popular among local and foreign tourists. Tourists that stay at Kapalua Resort will usually come to the beach. You can carry out all kinds of ocean recreational activities including snorkeling, swimming and etc. There are many beaches nearby including Kapalua Beach and Oneloa Bay Beach. There are many accommodations near Kapalua Beach including Ritz Carlton, Kapalua Villas, Napilu Kai Beach Resort, Four Seasons Hotel, and Kapalua Resort.

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