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Kaua’i Beaches

Kaua’i Beaches

Although Kaui is known as the garden state and its lush tropical beauty, the island also has a number of magnificent beaches. Here are some of our favorites.

Ke'e Beach (Kaui) Ke’e Beach:

Located at the north end of the island this beach is protected by coral reefs making it a favorite for snorkeling. The trailhead for the Napali Coast’s Kalalau Trail is located at the parking lot for Ke’e Beach.

Tunnels Beach (Kaui) Tunnels:

This safe beautiful huge beach has something for everyone. The shallow inner reef is great for beginners and children, while the outer reefs are a challenge the more advanced divers and snorkelers. The best spots are a little bit of a walk from the Haena Beach Park where there is public parking, bathrooms and showers.

Hanalei Bay (Kaui)Hanalei Bay:

This incredibly beautiful curved bay known for its pier is located east of Princeville in the town of Hanalei. Restrooms, a pavilion and lifeguards are available for the visitors. You can enjoy watching surfers catching the big waves from the cliffs overlooking the bay. If you look hard enough, you may even see Puff, the magic dragon.

Poipu Beach (Kaui)Poipu Beach:

This is the perfect family beach with its shallow sandy lagoon for children and crystal clear waters. The southern end of the beach has a protective reef making it ideal for snorkeling and occasional Hawaiian monk seal appearances. Lifeguards, picnic facilities, showers and pavilions make this a great beach for everyone.

Polihale Beach (Kaui)Polihale:

This magnificent remote beach is known for its 7-mile stretch of white sand beach located beyond Barking Sands Naval Base island, it is a great place to dry out when the rains come to the Princeville end of the island. . Camping is allowed here with permits. The road getting out to Polihale is not paved and can be a challenge. Four wheel drive vehicles are recommended. Public bathrooms and showers are available.

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