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Sandy Cove

This western Molokai beach is quite secluded and also relatively well protected from the open ocean. The beach is a mixture of rock and sand and is located next to Hale O Lono Harbor where the annual Molokai to Oahu Outrigger Canoe race begins. Other than the canoe racers, this whole area is somewhat secluded […]

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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 […]

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Pukoo Beach

Pukoo Beach consists of two beaches with the one on the east having clear blue water and a sandy seafloor, while the water at the western beach is sometimes a bit cloudy. A coral reef offshore provides good snorkeling opportunities. Great For Swimming and snorkeling are good here when the sea is calm. Highlights Scenic […]

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Pohaku Mauliuli Beach

Located along Molokai’s western shore, two separate beaches here include one that has more sand and is somewhat secluded and one that is fronted by tidepools. A small bluff separates these two beaches along this rocky and sandy shoreline. The beach is next to a large cinder cone called Pohaku Mauliuli (Black Rock). Because this […]

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Papohaku Beach Park

Papohaku Beach Park – Hawaii’s longest white sand beach

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One Alii Beach Park

Sunbathing is nice at One Alii Beach Park where there are two beaches called One Alii I and One Alii II. Swimming is not great since the beach is narrow and comprised mostly of rock and coral without a lot of sand. However, this is a great place for a picnic or just relaxing and […]

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Honouli Wai Bay

Though it has less sand than nearby Honouli Maloo, Honouli Wai Bay also provides some good swimming and snorkeling opportunities. Located along Hwy. 450 in eastern Molokai, this small sandy beach can be great for snorkeling when the water is calm. Great For Swimming, diving, and snorkeling when the water is calm. Windsurfing and kitesurfing […]

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Honouli Maloo Beach

This partially protected bay on Molokai’s eastern coastline provides a nice sandy beach that is good for snorkeling and swimming. Honouli Maloo Bay is located between Sandy Beach and Murphy’s Beach and is known as a good surfing beach. Great For Snorkeling, swimming, surfing, and diving are good here but only when the ocean is […]

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Murphy’s Beach

An offshore reef provides protection for this coconut palm-lined beach along Molokai’s eastern coastline. The shallow and crystal clear nearshore waters are nice for wading, snorkeling and swimming when the sea is calm but should be should not be entered during times of high surf. The beach is sandy with some rocky areas. Great For […]

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Moomomi Beach

This important Hawaiian cultural area is situated on the northwestern coastline of Molokai and includes three separate beach areas known as Kawaaloa, Keonelele, and Moomomi. The region is managed by the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii which offers informational guided tours. The small white-sand beach is on the east corner of the bay. The nearshore waters […]

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Kiowea Beach

This is a nice beach for relaxing and enjoying the scenery though it isn’t the best swimming beach due to the expanses of mud-flats around this portion of Molokai. The nearshore waters are sandy and rocky, and also very shallow. To the west of the beach is Kapuiwa Royal Coconut Grove that covers about ten […]

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Kepuhi Beach

This long and wide sandy beach along Molokai’s western coast is the main beach for the Kaluakoi Resort. The shoreline is a mixture of sand and rock. While summer waters at Kepuhi can be quite pleasant it isn’t the best swimming beach due to the rocky seascape. Despite less than ideal swimming conditions, however, this […]

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Kaupoa Beach

Located on the west coast of Molokai, Kaupoa Beach is a picture-perfect postcard beach with palm trees and gentle breezes for a classic Hawaiian beach experience. Kaupoa Beach consists of two crescents of fine white sand divided by a rock outcropping. The water is typically very clear and blue, and swimming and snorkeling are good […]

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Kakahaia Beach Park

Located on the south coast of Molokai, Kakahaia is a 42-acre beach park nice for birdwatching or picnicking though not a good swimming beach due to the rocky, shallow seafloor. Fishermen also frequent this beach which is part of a bird sanctuary and the Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge. Great For Picnics, fishing, birdwatching. Highlights This […]

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Hale O Lono Beach

This small, south Molokai beach is popular among fisherman though is not great for snorkeling or swimming beach because the seafloor is somewhat rocky. The beach is long and narrow. Located nearby is Hale O Lono Harbor which is the starting point of the annual Molokai to Oahu Outrigger Canoe Race. Great For Fishing, whale […]

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Halawa Beach Park

The two nice swimming beaches called Kawili (on the right) and Kamalaea (on the left) are located in Halawa Bay along Molokai’s eastern shore. While Kawili is a bit rocky and more exposed, Kamaalaea is a pleasant curving beach with fine white sand (Halawa means “Curve”) that gently slopes into the sea. Halawa Beach Park […]

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Dixie Maru Cove

This southwestern Molokai beach is located at the head of a small bay surrounded by outcroppings of lava on Kapukahehu Bay. The small crescent of white sand of Dixie Maru Cove is relatively well protected from the open sea by a fringing coral reef. This beach was named after the Japanese sailboat called Dixie Maru […]

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Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai

“He wore a malo and a coconut hatOne was for this and the other for thatAll the people shouted as he went byHe was the cockeyed mayor of Kaunakakai He wore a lei and he wore a smileHe drank a gallon of oke to make life worthwhileThen he made ’em laugh ’till he made them […]

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Molokai Mule Ride

Molokai Mule Ride to Kalaupapa National Historical Park