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Ocean Kayaking



Ocean Kayaking

Ocean Kayaking in Kauai

Kauai offers some great Ocean or Sea Kayaking as well as calm and easy river Kayaking. 

A sea kayak or touring kayak is a kayak developed for the sport of paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and the ocean. Sea kayaks are seaworthy small boats with a covered deck and the ability to incorporate a spraydeck. They trade off the maneuverability of whitewater kayaks for higher cruising speed, cargo capacity, ease of straight-line paddling, and comfort for long journeys.

Take a look below and plan your next Kayak outing.
  • Black Pot Beach Park

    North Shore


    This beach is part of the Hanalei Bay and is packed with families every weekend. You will see tents and tarps setup for picnics, fires and BBQs. There is a grass lawn with shade for relaxing. You can rent surfboards and paddle boards. The mouth of the Han
  • Hanalei Beach Park Pavilion

    North Shore


    This beach is in the heart of the Hanalei Bay, a famous 2-mile long crescent of white sand nestled beneath a beautiful range of mountains lined with waterfalls.
  • Kalihiwai Beach (Bay)

    North Shore


    This ironwood tree-lined crescent shaped beach has plenty of parking and is easy to find. Water is generally calm and the sand is great and voluminousness. In the winter this beach is great for surfing and body boarding.
  • Lawai Bay

    South Shore


    This beach backs up to the National Botanical Garden and is a breathtaking view of the south. Sunsets are great here. Access is tricky as you have to cross private property in order to access the beach. You can also kayak to the Kukui'ula Harbor which is
  • Lawai Beach

    South Shore


    This beach fronts the Lawai Beach Resort and the Beach House Restaurant. The Beach House restaurant is reason enough to visit this beach. But make sure you make reservations far in advance of your trip and try to time your meal with the sunset, they are a
  • Niumalu Beach Park

  • Rock Quarry Beach

    North Shore


    This beach is easily identifiable because of the nearby Kilauea River and rock quarry. It's no longer a working quarry, but is still fun to explore. The beach has a large calm area which is great for swimming, but can be a bit murky.

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