KAPALUA BAY BEACH IS #1

KAPALUA BAY BEACH IS #1

Kapalua is a perfect beach for swimming and snorkeling in the clear, azure waters that are protected by two headlands formed long ago by lava flows into the sea. This beautiful crescent-shaped, white sand beach is bounded by these rocky anchors where good restaurants can be found. The fine coral sand beach slopes gradually into the deeper water where the rocky bottom is punctuated with corals that attract vividly-colored tropical fish. You can buy fish food and rent snorkeling gear at the concession hut on the north end of the beach.

Dr. Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach")

For more than than 25 years, Dr. Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach") has reviewed, evaluated and rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world. In addition to his annual ranking of America's Best Beaches, he works tirelessly to increase awareness about the dangers of rip currents.
Dr. Stephen Leatherman
Dr. Stephen Leatherman
Dr. Beach

2018 TOP 10 BEACH LIST

WINNER: KAPALUA BAY BEACH

RIP CURRENTS are powerful currents of water moving away from the shore, capable of sweeping even the strongest swimmers out to sea and are often called "killer currents" for a good reason. Although estimates vary, rip currents are responsible for approximately 150 deaths every year in the US and likely thousands worldwide. Through raising awareness and increasing understanding, we seek to dramatically reduce the number of fatalities from this lurking danger. For more information about rip currents and beach safety, please visit www.ripcurrents.com