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Hanakapiai Beach

2 Mile Hike to Hanakapiai Beach is Worth The Effort

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Waioli Beach Park

Located at about the midpoint of the two-mile-long, crescent-shaped Hanalei Bay, Waioli Beach Park is a popular gathering place with a wide, white-sand beach and fronted by a large grassy lawn and plenty of shady areas for relaxing. The waves are often good for surfing along this stretch of beach and the main surfing area […]

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Wailua Beach

Located on Wailua Bay along Kauai’s eastern shore, Wailua Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand about 1/2-mile long and up to 100 feet wide. This windward beach is part of Wailua River State Park and includes the river mouth of the huge Wailua River. There is no protective reef offshore and the beach […]

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Tunnels Beach

Tunnels beach on Kauai is great for snorkeling & surfing

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Shipwreck Beach

This 1/2 mile-long white sand beach on Kauai’s south side is named after a wooden boat wreck that graced the shoreline for many years before it was finally destroyed and buried by Hurricane Iwa in 1982. Shipwreck Beach is known as a good bodyboarding beach and also frequented by surfers though the conditions are typically […]

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Secret Beach

This long and pristine white sand beach is one of Kauai’s prettiest beaches with pristine waters bordered by steep cliffs. Adding to the very picturesque setting of this secluded beach are the scenic views of the north shore coastline including Kilauea Lighthouse as well as the rocky Mokuaeae islet which is the northernmost point in […]

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Salt Pond Beach Park

Located in a relatively well-protected cove on Kauai’s western shore, Salt Pond Beach is a crescent beach set between two rock outcroppings connected by a natural lava rock ridge that creates a small lagoon. This lagoon provides a nice swimming area for very small children. The beach has reddish-golden sand and is frequented by local […]

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Rock Quarry Beach

Rock Quarry Beach is a popular local surfing beach located on Kauai’s north shore within a somewhat protected bay. The Kilauea stream empties into this bay. A large sandbar formed by the mouth of the Kilauea River creates a calm area, however, the bay itself is not protected by any offshore reef so it is […]

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Puu Poa Beach

Fronting Princeville’s elegant St. Regis hotel on the north shore, Puu Poa Beach has nice white sand and shallow offshore waters that are protected by a coral reef. Swimming and snorkeling are good in these shallow waters where you can find some nice sandy spots, but avoid the water during winter swells and times of […]

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Poipu Beach

This relatively safe swimming beach on Kauai’s sunny south shore is one of the island’s most popular beaches. The beach is about 3 miles long and 100 feet wide providing plenty of room for tourists as well as many locals who come to Poipu to enjoy the sparkling white sand beach and ride the waves […]

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Nukolii Beach Park

Also called Kawailoa Beach and sometimes Kauai Beach, this two-mile stretch of white sand beach is the longest beach on the east shore of Kauai. The nearshore waters are shallow and somewhat rocky providing only fair swimming. Snorkeling and scuba diving can be excellent when the water is calm. Fishing is also good in this […]

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Mahaulepu Beach

Considered a living museum and heritage site, Mahaulepu is a scenic, secluded beach that is a great day hike on Kauai’s south shore. This area is home to many endangered Hawaiian species and is also very important in Hawaii’s history and culture. A great deal of scientific research has occurred here including excavations of ancient species […]

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Lydgate Beach

A very safe and protected east shore beach, Lydgate Beach is nice for families with kids. With nice swimming and snorkeling areas as well as a wonderful community playground nearby, Lydgate is one of Kauai’s most popular beach parks. The long, white sand beach features a large protected area which is the result of the […]

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Lumahai Beach

Located just around the bend from Hanalei Bay, this huge stretch of deep and very white sand actually consists of two beaches. The first is the large expanse of Lumahai Beach near the Lumahai River, and the second is the far eastern end of the beach that is somewhat separated from the main beach and […]

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Lawai Beach

A relatively narrow and small, sandy beach, Lawai Beach Park can sometimes disappear altogether when big waves pound the shore but when the water is calm this is a lovely beach and also one of the south shore’s best snorkeling spots. Lawai Beach is sometimes called Beach House because it is located right next to […]

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Kekaha Beach Park

A beautiful, long stretch of white sand on southwestern Kauai, Kekaha Beach is great for a sunbathing or for a long walk on a seemingly endless beach. Kekaha is not the best swimming beach, however, because it is exposed to the open ocean with no protecting reef offshore. When strong longshore currents are running they […]

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Kee Beach

Kee Beach, Kauai is one of Hawaii’s most striking beaches and the beginning of the popular hiking trail to Hanakapiai and Kalalau.

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Kealia Beach

This sparkling white sand beach located along Hwy. 56 in Kapaa on Kauai’s eastern shore is popular among local surfers and bodyboarders though the conditions can be challenging for beginners. Kealia Beach is about 1/2-mile long and about 150 feet wide, providing lots of room for relaxing and sunbathing. The north end of the beach […]

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Kalihiwai Beach

Warning: This beach is popular with locals. Have respect. Located on scenic Kalihiwai Bay on Kauai’s north shore near Kilauea town, Kalihiwai Beach offers calm water for swimming during the summer months and is a popular surfing beach during winter. The beach area is bordered by lava cliffs while ironwood trees along the shore provide […]

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Kalapaki Beach

This lovely crescent of white sand slopes gently into the water making it a great swimming beach that is well visited by locals as well as tourists. About 1/3-mile long and quite wide, Kalapaki Beach fronts the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club and is located in a somewhat protected cove that opens to Nawiliwili […]

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Hanalei Beach Park Pavilion

Hanalei Bay is a beautiful 2-mile long crescent of white sand nestled beneath a beautiful range of mountains lined with waterfalls. Hanalei Beach Park Pavilion is the next beach over from the pier and is fronted by a large grass lawn. There is a lifeguard station at this beach and the waters are usually safe […]

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Haena Beach Park

Scenic Popular North Shore Beach – Gateway to Na Pali This scenic and popular north shore beach has white sand, nice mountain views, pristine aquamarine water, and a large grassy area fronting the beach. Trees provide plenty of shady places to relax and there are picnic tables and full facilities for camping. Haena Beach isn’t […]

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Donkey Beach

A lovely and secluded east shore beach, Donkey Beach requires about a ten-minute walk from the parking lot to reach the water. The shoreline is rocky in areas with one very nice stretch of sand, and trees line the beach providing plenty of places to relax. While Donkey Beach is great for sunbathing and relaxing, […]

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Black Pot Beach Park

A popular local gathering place, Black Pot park is often filled with Kauai families on the weekend. They set up tents and tarps for their picnic areas, fire up the barbecues, and spend the weekend enjoying the beach and enjoying each other’s company. The large grass lawn fronting the beach at Black Pot has plenty […]

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Anini Beach

Located on Kauai’s beautiful north shore, 3-mile-long Anini Beach is a protected and safe beach for children. A fringing reef runs offshore along this whole stretch of coastline providing a beautiful stretch of pristine blue water. Kamani trees line the shoreline providing plenty of shady areas. Anini Beach is a great spot for beginning windsurfers […]

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Anahola Beach Park

A protective offshore reef makes Anahola Beach good for swimming except during times of high surf. The white sandy beach is about .5 miles long and surrounded by ironwood trees that provide plenty of shady areas for relaxing. The reef provides good snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities and the nearshore waters have some good pockets […]

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Hanalei Bay

Surf and play on crescent-shaped Hanalei Bay – one of Hawaii’s most beautiful and best surfing beaches.

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Polihale Beach

Polihale Beach – A Place With Room To Roam