Twenty Mile Beach


This spot is well protected by a reef, and the curve of fine sand fronts a large lagoon that's great for snorkeling. Near shore there are rocks and the water can be very shallow, but work your way out and you'll be rewarded with schools of fish, living sponges, octopuses and much more.

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Nearby Moloka'i attractions

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0.04 MILES

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2. Rock Point

0.58 MILES

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4. Mo'oula & Hipuapua Falls

3.56 MILES

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5. Halawa Beach Park

3.65 MILES

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6. Kuleana Work Center

3.66 MILES

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7. ʻIliʻiliʻopae Heiau

4.72 MILES

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8. Our Lady of Seven Sorrows

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