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Kanapou Bay, Kaho'olawe, Description:


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Kanapou Bay
Water Temperature Averages
Winter 77.1°F
Spring 78.9°F
Summer 81.2°F
Fall 79.5°F
Average Clarity Good
Kanapou Bay, Kaho'olawe is a large open bay that has ample views to Maui and the big Island of Hawaii. Kanapou Bay can be seen from the Makena area all the way down to La Perouse Bay. From the seaward view, Kanapou Bay sits at the foot of the foothills of Kaho'olawe, located directly to the west.

The Keonuli Bay area is on the southern shore of Kanapou Bay. Because of its geographic location, Kanapou Bay is not known as a desireable moorage location, but it is however a large portion of the eastern face of Kaho'olawe, and thus is part of the more recognizable landscape seen from Maui.
Kanapou Bay
Location Specifics
Parking No
Picnic Tables No
Shade Available No
Showers No


Kanapou Bay is also synonymous with the Hawaiian Ohana cleanup effort of Kaho'oolawe. Many landing parties through the years have used Kanapou Bay as their destination location from Maui, Lanai, the big Island, and Molokai.

Kanapou Bay is not available for touring, swimming, snorkeling or beachcombing. Please respect this beach, Kanapou Bay and the adjacent waters as per the nautical guidelines.
Yes Hawaiian Sand Facts
Yes Hawaiian Swimming Facts
Yes Hawaii Snorkel Facts
Yes Hawaiian Scuba Facts
Yes Hawaiian Surfing Facts
Yes Hawaiian SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Facts
Yes Hawaiian Boogie Board
Yes Hawaiian Beach Lifeguard Facts
Yes Hawaiian Beach Bathroom Facts
legend Yes Affirmative or "Yes".
A positive experience.
Yes Negative or "No".
A negative experience.
Yes Caution, Warning or Hazard.
Inquire on-sight for advisability.

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