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In a nutshell: Small beach set inside a cove; fairly good snorkeling.
Minuses: The Kahana Sunset has virtually claimed the beach as their own.
Sound-bite: “Excuse me sir, but I believe this is our private beach.”
No beaches on Maui are private – public access is guaranteed for all. That said, this beach appears to have been swallowed by the Kahana Sunset, and they market their condo rentals in such a way that even many guests believe it is private. Feel free to educate them otherwise.
Situated in a protected cove. Pretty good snorkeling, sometimes visibility may be cloudy. Turtles frequent Keonenui Bay.
Mile Marker: #29 (Hwy 30 aka Honoapiilani Hwy) access to Lower Honoapiilani Rd. – See Google map below for exact location.
GPS Coordinates: 20.984831,-156.672302
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