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Palauea Beach is located just south of the Kea Lani Hotel. This is a great beach for snorkeling and scuba diving where you'll find shallow caves and crevices, and lava arches. The area is populated with reef fish, and turtles. Often small white tipped reef sharks and sometimes an eagle ray will swim through the area.
This is a great little seaside park with a gorgeous view across Lahaina Roads to the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i, and it's also a popular destination for surfers when the waves are up. Unfortunately, much of the shoreline in this section has been "protected" or "stabilized" with seawalls and revetments ... a strategy that inevitably causes beaches to be washed away. Still, this is a good park for picnics, and for whale watching in the winter season.