beaches molokai

Sandy Beach

This small beach on east Molokai is partially protected by an offshore reef which provides good snorkeling and diving as well as nice swimming when the sea is calm. The ease of entry into the sea and the gentle water make Sandy Beach popular with families that have small children. Currents may run near the beach, however, so monitor ocean conditions closely and stay out of the water when the waves are big.

Great For

Snorkeling, diving, and swimming but only when the ocean is calm.

Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach popular with families that have small children


Though Sandy Beach is less scenic than nearby Murphy’s Beach, it is better for swimming because of the deeper water and protection provided by an offshore coral reef.

Need to Know

Beware of the strong currents that often run along the right side of this beach. Never go in the ocean during times of high surf or rough seas.






Sandy Beach is located along Hwy. 450 on Molokai’s eastern coastline between Mile Markers 21 and 22. As you drive east it will be the last beach you see before you get to Halawa Beach Park.