Dixie Maru Cove (Kapukahehu Beach)

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Address The end of Pohakuloa Rd, Maunaloa, HI 96770
Calm ocean during the summer makes this great for swimming and snorkeling.

• Type: Protected From Open Ocean • Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Fishing • Good For: Snorkeling

Kapukahehu Beach, or Dixie Maru Cove as it's commonly called, is located at the end of Pohakuloa Road on Molokai's west side. Just drive to the end of Pohakuloa Road and turn right which will lead you to the parking lot.

This is often a very good beach for swimming, when the ocean is calm, since it's a protected cove. If the ocean is on the angry side, even this protected cove isn't a safe place to swim. Remember that there is no lifeguard here either.

This cove gets its name from a Japanese boat called the Dixie Maru that wrecked offshore near here. The name plate from the boat was hung up near the beach entrance and the name stuck.