Ka'anapali Beach - Black Rock Beach

This beach is divided into halves by a jutting outcrop of lava rock which extends out into the bright blue waters of Kaanapali Beach, hence the name. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular in the clear waters surrounding Black Rock, with easy access from several resorts in the area. Swim with Honua (sea turtles), Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa (Hawaii's state fish) and a rainbow of tropical fish as you experience all of the reefs many gifts.  You can also enjoy stand-up paddling, sailing, whale watching (in the winter) and kayaking, along with some incredible shops and restaurants that are close by.  The 1-mile walk from Black Rock to the end of Kaanapali at the Hyatt Resort is perfect for beachcombing, running, playing in and out of the water and unwinding from a busy life.  Let the sand slip between your toes and watch as brave souls jump from the rock into the waves below.  At sunset, the Sheraton Resort hosts the legendary cliff dive ceremony complete with the conch shell blowing and painted Maui skies.  

  • Golden-white sandy beach
  • Calm conditions with possibility of strong currents
  • Excellent snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving
  • Nightly Cliff diving ceremony
  • Walking trail off of beach
  • Shopping and restaurants within walking distance
  • Great whale watching and sunset views
  • Abundant coral, tropical fish, and sea turtles
  • Public restroom facilities in nearby Whalers Village
  • No lifeguards
  • Parking lots nearby - look for blue shoreline Access signs for free parking lots