: Only about 10 ft.
out on the beach to the right is one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. Go straight out a ways , another reef will appear.
Left of the bay is an interesting swim, the reef is better north of bay. This bay is
the easiest snorkeling beach entrance I have ever experienced, no reefs to dodge.
Small kids: I have a special boogie board with a viewing mask. If you want, put on a little life jacket on them. Put your
snorkel equipment on, put them on the board, tell them to spread their legs and do not kick. This way you both can view fish at the same time! Great fun. (warning : please don't go in ocean if waves are too big)
Crater Rim Hike : Early morning or before sunset, is the best time for this hike.
Wear good tennis shoes or hiking boots. The rocks are rugged. Bring water , hats and maybe a snack. Go south along beach, the last
house on oceanfront is a pathway heading up. Stay close to ocean following trail to rim. It is about 45 minutes one way, unless you hike down into the crater. Awesome hike.
Black Sand Beach
: To hike here is about 15-20 minutes. Go to right of the bay, you will see a 2nd
beach, about 5 min., (my special meditation spot) , above this beach is a little crevice, hop over, maybe you can see my turtle I painted on a rock. Follow path staying close to ocean. You'll see the beach, then a noni tree, step down there to beach. A paradise. Pack a lunch and water. Wear a hat. Bring snorkel equipment . Swim with the turtles.
: Bring the life jackets, hats, water ,and put a lot of suntan lotion on. Best to go early morning. Put front person in first, stay away from the sides of kayaks going in, or waves can knock you down. . Watch waves and wait for a break, push kayak in water, other person jumps in, then row fast in unison. Away you go!
Either way has awesome views, north maybe first time. Remember you have to paddle back, so don't go until your exhausted. Coming back, row to center of bay.
If you would like to kayak more during your stay, there
is a little cave at top of beach that you can leave kayaks. Please bring paddles and life jackets back to house.
Kayak to Black Sand Beach: Pack black trash bags with beach towels, lunch, and snorkel equipment.
Bungee cord them tightly to kayak. Kayak north about 15 -20 minutes until you see the 3rd beach. Head in towards the middle of beach fast.
Fishing: Would you like to take a fishing excursion
leaving just off my Pebble Beach? Contact Laure at