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Honolua Bay, Maui

4.4
#17 of 128 in Parks in Maui
The powerful waves of Honolua Bay are known worldwide for providing fantastic surfing conditions in winter. You can take lessons as a beginner, but the waves can be dangerous, so follow safety guidelines. With a small, rocky shore, the bay isn't ideal for sunbathing, but when the surf is calm, you can try your hand at snorkeling and scuba diving. As part of the Mokulei Marine Life Conservation District, this protected area is home to many fish and coral reefs. Hike up to the top of the bluffs for views of the bay from above and to watch the surfing pros in action. Plan your Honolua Bay visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kapalua using our Kapalua travel site.
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  • First, this is not a “beach”. Don’t bother visiting unless you’re going to snorkel. Parking was limited for us, but we still snagged a spot. The super short hike through the forest made it all...  more »
  • My wife and I visited this location based on recommendations for snorkeling. As a “beach” that has almost 100 percent (mostly smooth) rocks and almost no sand, it’s not the most inviting to the eye...  more »

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