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Beaches of Molokai

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Molokai offers a handful of beautiful beaches. For those longing to get away from it all, Molokai’s white sand beaches offer amazing unspoiled beauty, seclusion and romance. Discover Molokai’s beaches below:

Central Molokai Beaches:

One Alii Beach Park: This favorite of Hawaiian alii (royalty), just east of Kaunakakai has picnic facilities, restrooms and parking so it’s a great place for a day in the sun with friends and family.

Kiowea Beach Park: Although not an ideal spot for swimming, Kiowea Beach Park is just east of the Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove and is another great picnic spot as well as an excellent place to watch the sunset.

West Molokai Beaches:

Papohaku Beach Park: At three miles long and one mile wide, this is one of Hawaii’s largest white sand beaches. There are restrooms but no showers or lifeguards. Great for sunbathing, use extreme caution when swimming during high surf, especially during the winter months.

Kapukahehu Beach (Dixie Maru Beach): This small sheltered cove is great for swimming. Again be cautious during high surf, especially in the winter months. This is also a fantastic spot to watch the sunset. Note there are no facilities here.

East Molokai Beaches:

Kumimi Beach Park (20 Mile Beach): Also sometimes called Murphy Beach, this is fantastic snorkeling spot. Note that there are no restrooms here. Use extreme caution during high surf. You can find this beach at Mile Marker 20, which is why it’s also called “20 Mile Beach.”

Halawa Beach Park: As you approach Halawa Valley, Halawa Beach Park offers a secluded bay that is great for swimming, however exercise caution during the high surf of the winter months. Picnic and restroom facilities are available.

Note: Heed all warning signs and be aware of changing conditions, strong currents and reefs. Use your own best judgment to determine whether a particular beach is appropriate for you and your ability level.