All Kauai Beaches, Kauai | Get the Scoop on Kauai Beaches - KauaiBeachScoop.com

All Kauai Beaches



All Kauai Beaches

Kauai has over 60 beaches spread over 90 miles of shoreline. However, most of the beaches are not marked and most are not labeled by any road signs at all. Take a look at our complete list of all Kauai Beaches!
  • Anahola Beach Park

    East Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Pits, BBQ Grills, Campsites, Lifeguard, Drinking Water, Covered Pavilion
    Anahola Beach Park is a local favorite because it has something suitable for everyone. It's located on the east shore of Kauai. Many believe this is the safest beach on the windward coast Kauai. White-sand shores are protected from high surf by a reef.
    Anahola Beach Park: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Picnics, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Camping, Beach Weddings
  • Anini Beach

    North Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Roadside Parking, Public Parking (Limited), Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, Campsites, No Lifeguard, Paved Road, Drinking Water, Covered Pavilion
    Anini beach is well known as one of the safest and most protected beach along the North Shore. A fringed reef runs the length of beach and is Hawaii's longest reef.
    Anini Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Picnics, Windsurfing, Beach Combing, Kitesurfing, Camping, Sunsets
  • Baby Beach (Ho'ona)

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    This small beach was given it's name because it's both small, and children friendly. The shallow waters are protected by large rocks, so the waves are usually small. It is shallow so wading is about all you can do in the water, depending on tide levels. I
    Baby Beach (Ho'ona): Sunbathing, Beach Combing, Beach Weddings
  • Black Pot Beach Park

    North Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Pits, No Lifeguard, Drinking Water, Covered Pavilion
    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
    Black Pot Beach Park: Swimming, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Picnics, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Camping, Kayaking, Beach Strolls, Jogging, Sailing, Canoeing, Sunsets
  • Brennecke's Beach

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    This beach is next to Poipu Beach on Kauai's south shore. Brennecke's Beach is a small sandy cove right off the road and is popular for body boarding.
    Brennecke's Beach: Swimming, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Weddings
  • Cannons Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    Cannons Beach is just past Haena Beach Park on Kauai's north shore. This beach isn't suitable for swimming but is a poplar surfing beach for more experienced surfers.
    Cannons Beach: Surfing
  • Donkey Beach (Paliku)

    East Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    Donkey Beach (Paliku) is on the East Side of Kauai about 1.5 miles from Kealia Beach. It's a great beach for sunbathing, offering plenty of sand and some shade trees. The secluded location made it a perfect spot for nudist or clothing optional beach goers
    Donkey Beach (Paliku): Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Nude Sunbathing, Beach Weddings
  • Gillin's Beach

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    Gillin's Beach was named for the long time engineering supervisor of the Grove Farm Company, the owners of the sugar plantation behind the beach.
    Gillin's Beach: Windsurfing, Body Boarding
  • Glass Beach

    West Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    Glass Beach isn't mentioned in most guidebooks, and there are no signs directing drivers to it, but it can be a bonanza for collectors of sea glass. The shoreline of Glass Beach is covered with millions of brown, aqua, clear and blue sea glass pebbles.
    Glass Beach: Beach Exploring, Beach Combing
  • Haena Beach Park

    North Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, Campsites, Lifeguard, Drinking Water, Covered Pavilion
    Haena Beach Park is a favorite camping spot for both visitors and locals. Located on the very end of the North Shore of Kauai, the park sits at the edge of the Na Pali coast and is just a short walk to the famous snorkeling and swimming beach Tunnels.
    Haena Beach Park: Picnics, Sunbathing, Beach Combing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Camping
  • Hanakapiai Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    Hanakapiai Beach is nestled in the Napali Coast and accessible mainly via the Kalalau Trail. It's is approximately 2 miles from the start of the Kalalau Trail.
    Hanakapiai Beach: Hiking, Beach Exploring, Camping
  • Hanalei Beach Park Pavilion

    North Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Parking (Limited), Public Showers (Hot), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, Lifeguard, Drinking Water, Covered Pavilion
    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.
    Hanalei Beach Park Pavilion: Swimming, Picnics, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Kayaking, Beach Strolls, Jogging, Sailing, Canoeing
  • Hanamaulu Beach (Bay)

    East Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, Playground, Covered Pavilion
    This beach is usually murky from the nearby Hanama'ulu Stream. Further out where the waters are clear some scuba diving and snorkeling can be done.
    Hanamaulu Beach (Bay): Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Picnics, Camping
  • Haula Beach

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    This small pocket beach sits at the center of a large cove with a low, flat, rock shelf fronting the rest of the beach. Behind the beach are the highest sand dunes on the south shore. Adding to the rugged beauty of the area, waves have cut jagged edges, s
    Haula Beach: Fishing
  • Hideaways Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Parking (Limited), No Lifeguard, Paved Road
    The Hawaii name for this beach is Kenomene, but it's usually just called Hideaways Beach, or the Pali Ke Kau beach. Hideaways isn't so hidden nowadays, but it's still a great Princeville beach to visit.
    Hideaways Beach: Snorkeling, Fishing, Sunbathing
  • Honopu (Cathedral) Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    You can't hike, boat or drive to this beach! Swimming is your only means of access. The swim to this beach is not easy feat. We recommend you wear fins and only attempt when surf is low. High surf brings dangerous rip tides and crashing ocean waves. Curre
    Honopu (Cathedral) Beach: Swimming
  • Kahalahala Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    This beach is to the east of Lumahai Beach and by many is incorrectly referred to as Lumahai Beach or East Lumahai. However, it's technically a different beach called Kahalahala, which means Pandanus Trees in Hawaiian. It was made famous by the movie Sout
    Kahalahala Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Sunbathing
  • Kalalau Beach

    North Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Campsites, No Lifeguard
    You will find this beach after a 11 mile hike along the Kalalau Trail on the Napali Coast. This beach is fairly private due to the difficult trek to it. You can also get to this beach via boat. The trail that leads to this beach is considered the most
    Kalalau Beach: Swimming, Hiking, Beach Combing, Camping, Nude Sunbathing
  • Kalapaki Beach

    East Shore Beach
    Public Parking
    The white sands and gentle waters of Kalapaki Beach are ideal for sunning, swimming, and sailing. Kalapaki Beach also is the home of the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, and Kauai Lagoons 40 acres of freshwater tropical lagoons that serve as a sanctuar
    Kalapaki Beach: Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Sunbathing, Surfing, Beach Strolls, Sailing, Beach Weddings
  • Kalihiwai Beach (Bay)

    North Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Roadside Parking, Picnic Tables, No Lifeguard
    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.
    Kalihiwai Beach (Bay): Swimming, Fishing, Picnics, Surfing, Body Boarding, Kayaking, Beach Strolls, Jogging
  • Kapaa Beach Park

    East Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, No Lifeguard, Paved Road, Drinking Water, Bike Paths, Covered Pavilion
    Kapaa Beach Park has plenty of easy beach access and parking areas right off the highway in Kapaa. This is a good beach for strolling or biking. You can catch the bike and pedestrian path from here. When the surf is calm some swim at this beach but it's n
    Kapaa Beach Park: Fishing, Picnics, Beach Strolls, Jogging
  • Kawailoa Bay Beach

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    Often there are local families here for picnics and fishing. The shoreline is covered with active and lithified sand dunes. Waves have deeply undercut the sea cliffs below the dunes.
    Kawailoa Bay Beach: Picnics, Windsurfing, Sunbathing, Beach Combing, Beach Strolls
  • Ke'e Beach

    North Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Parking (Limited), Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, Lifeguard, Paved Road, Drinking Water
    This is the last beach accessible by car on the north shore. Located literally at the end of the road, Ke'e Beach is probably the most visited beach on Kauai.
    Ke'e Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Beach Exploring, Windsurfing, Sunbathing, Beach Strolls
  • Kealia Beach

    East Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Picnic Tables, Lifeguard, Covered Pavilion
    This white sandy beach is about one half mile long and is a local surfing and body boarding beach. Swimming also can be good here when conditions allow. The northern end of this beach is generally calmer and better for swimming and body boarding.
    Kealia Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
  • Keiki Cove Beach

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Public Parking, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard, Paved Road
    A great place to take toddlers and babies is Keiki Cove just down the road from Lawai Beach. A small strip of white sand, this little cove and beach are rarely used, have ample parking across the street.
    Keiki Cove Beach: Swimming, Beach Weddings
  • Kekaha Beach

    West Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Roadside Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, Lifeguard
    This private long white sand beach is is popular fishing spot also well known for great sunsets and beach combing. This is officially the longest stretch of white sand in the state of Hawaii. From this beach there is a view of Niihau Island and Lehua rock
    Kekaha Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Sunbathing, Beach Combing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
  • Kepuhi Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    You will find soft tumbling waves that come close to shore at this beach. They break further out due to the reef and the water is pretty shallow near the shore. The current can tend be strong, so pay special attention as you swim or go in the water furthe
    Kepuhi Beach: Snorkeling, Beach Exploring, Windsurfing, Sunbathing, Beach Combing, Kitesurfing, Beach Strolls
  • Kiahuna Beach

    South Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Showers (Cold), No Lifeguard
    This beach is a popular beach for beginner surfers, snorkelers and body boarders. You may see others getting first time lessons. The water is usually fairly clam inside the reef. Outside the reef surfers ride the waves, and the water gets much more choppi
    Kiahuna Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Weddings
  • Kikiaola Beach

    West Shore Beach
    The beach is near the a small boat harbor and can be very murky. Swimming is not advised.
    Kikiaola Beach: Beach Weddings
  • Kilauea Bay

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, No Lifeguard
    This bay is where the Kilauea stream meets the ocean. The beach here is Kahili Beach and is a poplar surfing spot. The bay is calm and a good fishing or kayaking spot. The stream has a slow current, and many times the wind will blow you up or downstream.
    Kilauea Bay: Swimming, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Windsurfing
  • Kipu Kai Beach

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    The majestic "Hoary Head" mountain ridge frames the golden sands of Kipu Kai beach, which is only accessible by boat.
    Kipu Kai Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Body Boarding
  • Koloa Landing

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard, Paved Road
    Koloa Landing has a horseshoe shaped reef with plenty of underwater life and tropical fish. It's actually an old boat launch but is now mainly used as a scuba and snorkeling spot.
    Koloa Landing: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving
  • Kukui'ula Harbor Beach

    South Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Picnic Tables, No Lifeguard, Paved Road, Covered Pavilion
    This is a very small beach but also as mall boat harbor that is popular with both recreational and commercial boaters. At the back of the harbor is a sheltered, sandy beach. However most of the sand came from somewhere else.
  • Larsen's Beach

    North Shore Beach
    Larsen's Beach is a remote and undeveloped beach on the north shore of Kauai between Moolaa Bay and Waiakalua. The beach is narrow and approximately two miles long.
    Larsen's Beach: Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Nude Sunbathing
  • Lawai Bay

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    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 Bay: Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Body Boarding, Kayaking
  • Lawai Beach

    South Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Roadside Parking, Public Parking (Limited), Public Showers (Cold), No Lifeguard, Paved Road
    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
    Lawai Beach: Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Kayaking, Beach Weddings
  • Lucy Wright Beach

    West Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, No Lifeguard, Drinking Water, Playground
    This beach is located near the mouth of the Waimea River and can be murky with sediment. The sand has neat green, black and golden colors. Camping is allowed by permit, but you may find homeless beach goers camped out from time to time.
    Lucy Wright Beach: Fishing
  • Lumahai Beach (West)

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, No Lifeguard
    This portion of Lumahai Beach usually has plenty of parking and is right off the highway. The Lumahai Stream, on the left, is sometimes cut off from the ocean during the summer due to large deposits of sand. In this case, cooling off in the fresh water of
  • Lydgate Park

    East Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, Paved Road, Drinking Water, Bike Paths, Playground, Covered Pavilion
    The best family-friendly beach on the island is Lydgate Beach Park in the town of Kapa'a, on the east shore.
    Lydgate Park: Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Hiking, Picnics, Beach Combing, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
  • Maha'ulepu Beach

    South Shore Beach
    Dirt Parking Lot, No Lifeguard
    The beach is separated into three different parts: Gillin's Beach, Kawailoa Bay, and Haula Beach. The beach offers protection from the surf in parts and can be great for swimming. Fossils of extinct birds have been found in sand dunes along the shoreline.
    Maha'ulepu Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Beach Exploring, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
  • Milolii Beach

    West Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, Campsites, Drinking Water
    There are two legal kayak landing areas along the coast. This is one of them! Kayak landings are prohibited at all other beaches in the park, including Honopu and Nu’alolo Kai.
    Milolii Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Hiking, Beach Exploring, Beach Combing, Camping
  • Moloa'a Bay Beach

    East Shore Beach
    The swimming at Moloa’a Beach is ok during calm seas, but when the tide is up you won’t want to swim here. For the best experience check out southeast side of the beach rather than the northwest side.
    Moloa'a Bay Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Sunbathing, Body Boarding
  • Nawiliwili Beach Park

  • Niumalu Beach Park

    Niumalu Beach Park: Camping, Kayaking
  • Nomilu Fish Pond

    South Shore Beach
    Nomilu Fishpond is bordered by Palama Beach. it is one of the largest fishponds in Hawaii and was created by a volcanic cinder cone. It's over 20 acres.
    Nomilu Fish Pond: Fishing
  • North Aliomanu Beach

    East Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    This beach is composed of two sections of beach north and south Aliomanu. North Aliomanu beach is gorgeous and serene. The waters are rocky and swimming is limited.
    North Aliomanu Beach: Fishing
  • Nukolii Beach Park

    East Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), No Lifeguard
    This beach is also known as Kawailoa Beach and offers two miles of white sand beach, which makes it 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
    Nukolii Beach Park: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Beach Combing, Beach Weddings
  • Pakala (Infinities) Beach

    West Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard, Paved Road
    This beach is best known for it's surf break known as infinities. The nickname was given because the waves seem to ride "forever". The water is murky very silty, and the beach itself it muddy and not desirable for swimming.
    Pakala (Infinities) Beach: Surfing, Body Boarding
  • Palama Beach

    South Shore Beach
    No Restrooms
    This beach has a steep slope and a raised shelf of rock at the water's edge along most of its length. When the surf is high, the rocks create a good surfing break. A half mile offshore, Lanipu'ao Rock nearly breaks the surface of the ocean. It is marke
    Palama Beach: Scuba Diving
  • Pali Ke Kua Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard, Paved Road
    This beach is just adjacent to Hideaways Beach. Sometimes Pali Ke Kua and Hideaways are considered the same beach, but access is separate unless you swim, so we consider these two small but separate beaches. Hideaways Beach is accessed via a small, steep
    Pali Ke Kua Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Sunbathing
  • Papaa Bay

    East Shore Beach
    You may already be familiar with this beach if you have seen the movie Six Days, Seven Nights. Papaa Bay was the setting for the plane crash scene. This area has some of the most expensive and prized real estate on Kauai. The current public access trail t
  • Papaloa Beaches

    East Shore Beach
    There are a couple of public walkways for beach access from Papaloa Road. Beaches fronting condos or hotels are public, however parking and access may not be.
  • Pila'a Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    Pilaa Beach is a sparsely visited beach. It is difficult to access and since the nearshore ocean bottom is rocky, it's not a good beach for swimming. The beach is a good spot to just relax without the crowds, but since the trail to it is rocky, it's even
    Pila'a Beach: Snorkeling, Sunbathing
  • Poipu Beach

    South Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Lifeguard, Paved Road, Drinking Water, Playground, Covered Pavilion
    Poipu literally means "crashing waves" in Hawaiian. Poipu beach is located near the southern-most tip of Kauai. The beaches in this area are favorites for snorkeling and scuba diving. This beach consistently receives national and worldwide awards and is k
    Poipu Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paddle Boarding, Picnics, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
  • Polihale Beach

    West Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Showers (Cold), No Lifeguard
    This beach's is famous for it's gigantic 7 mile white sand shoreline. When rain comes to the west shore, it usually misses this lovely beach. Try a sunset here and watch the sunset set over Ni'ihau Island.
    Polihale Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Body Boarding, Camping, Beach Strolls
  • Prince Kuhio's (PK's) Beach

    South Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Roadside Parking, Public Showers (Cold), No Lifeguard
    This beach is a favorite for surfers. When the water is calm, snorkeling can be really nice (usually in the winter). Shore is small and narrow, not a great beach for shore activities. Some times of the year, the sand is nearly all under water.
    Prince Kuhio's (PK's) Beach : Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Body Boarding
  • Pu'u Poa Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Public Parking, No Lifeguard, Drinking Water
    Pu'u Poa Beach is mainly used by guests of the St. Regis Princeville Resort and the Hanalei Bay Resort. Hanalei Bay Resort guests can take the steep and paved path that leads to the beach (or use the resort's shuttle). Guests of the St. Regis Princeville
    Pu'u Poa Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Sunbathing, Surfing, Sunsets
  • Queens Bath

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    Along the path to Queen's bath you'll see interesting rocks in the associated stream. There are many spots along this trail to stop and take pictures of the waterfall and the stream.
    Queens Bath: Swimming, Beach Exploring
  • Rock Quarry Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    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.
    Rock Quarry Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Kayaking
  • Salt Pond Beach Park

    West Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, Lifeguard, Paved Road
    Salt Pond Beach Park is a wide, reddish-golden sand pocket beach on Kauai's south shore that is generally safe for swimming all year round. At both ends of the beach are rocky outcrops; a natural rock ridge connects the outcrops, creating a small lagoon.
    Salt Pond Beach Park: Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Picnics, Windsurfing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Camping, Beach Strolls, Sailing, Beach Weddings
  • Sea Lodge Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Public Parking (Limited), No Lifeguard, Paved Road
    This beach is calm and fairly private, and is also known as Kaweonui Beach. Getting here requires a 1/2 mile hike through a moderate and sometimes slippery trail. However, once you arrive, this beach has great sand, shade and calm water. Large hala and ka
    Sea Lodge Beach: Snorkeling, Hiking, Sunbathing
  • Secret (Kauapea) Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    This beach is perhaps more well known by it's nickname, Secret Beach but in Hawaiian is known as Kauapea Beach. However, many locals simply call this beach Secrets for short. This 3,000 foot long north shore beach is known for its size, privacy, and scene
    Secret (Kauapea) Beach: Snorkeling, Fishing, Beach Exploring, Picnics, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Nude Sunbathing, Beach Strolls, Jogging
  • Shipwrecks Beach

    South Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Parking (Limited), Lifeguard, No Lifeguard, Paved Road, Drinking Water
    This sandy beach has a step shore break which makes it a popular body boarding beach. It's usually sunny and a good family beach.
    Shipwrecks Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Beach Exploring, Windsurfing, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
  • South Aliomanu Beach

    East Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Parking (Limited), No Lifeguard
    This beach is composed of two sections of beach north and south Aliomanu. It's a beautiful stretch of sand and one of the lesser-known beaches on Kauai. South Aliomanu beach is more popular and is used by local families for fishing and octopus hunting.
    South Aliomanu Beach: Swimming, Fishing
  • Tunnels (Makua) Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    The post-card scenery of Tunnels Beach offers a wide crescent shaped golden sand beach, shady ironwood trees and views of the Bali Hai and lush jungle mountains.
    Tunnels (Makua) Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Sunbathing, Surfing
  • Turtle Cove

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Public Parking, No Lifeguard
    Lot's of Sea Turtles can be found at this small cove next to Queens Bath. Low tide is best for maximum turtle viewing!
  • Waiakalua Beaches

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, No Lifeguard
    This beach is a popular fishing location made up of two beaches, Waiakalua Iki Beach and Waiakalua Nui Beach. Waiakalua Nui jis just slightly east and is covered with beach rock. A rocky point separates the beaches. This beach is dangerous for swimming an
    Waiakalua Beaches: Snorkeling, Fishing, Beach Exploring, Sunbathing, Beach Combing, Beach Strolls
  • Waikoko Beach

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    This beach is small and relativity hidden along the highway at the end of Hanalei Bay, can be the perfect spot in the summer for those looking for a tranquil place to sunbathe. Getting to the beach from the highway is a little tricky because you have to
    Waikoko Beach: Fishing, Picnics, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding
  • Wailua Beach

    East Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
    This beach is at the mouth of the Wailua River and is a popular surf and kite board location. The water can be murky and the parking is limited. The beach is located at the mouth of the only navigable river in the State of Hawaii, the Wailua River. Wailua
    Wailua Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Windsurfing, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Kitesurfing, Beach Strolls, Sailing
  • Waimea Beach

    West Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, No Lifeguard
    Waimea Beach is different from other Kauai Beaches. The sand is black is well known as a spectacular vantage point for sunsets over Niihau, the Forbidden Isle. The Waimea Pier and the lovely cottages along the beach take you back to a nostalgic plantation
    Waimea Beach: Sunbathing
  • Wainiha Beach Park

    North Shore Beach
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, No Lifeguard, Paved Road
    Wainiha Beach Park is known for it's year round lack of swimming. In face Wainiha means "unfriendly waters". This beach has no reef and it's simply too dangerous for most activities. However there is more to do at this beach than swim.
    Wainiha Beach Park: Fishing, Beach Combing, Beach Strolls, Jogging
  • Waiohai Beach Park

    South Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Roadside Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, Paved Road, Covered Pavilion
    This is a section of Poipu Beach that fronts the Marriott Waiohai.
  • Waioli Beach Park

    North Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Roadside Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, Lifeguard, No Lifeguard
    This beach is located at about the middle of the two mile long crescent-shaped bay of Hanalei Bay. Waioli Beach Park is is fronted by a large grass lawn and plenty of shady areas for relaxing in the white sand. The waves are often good for surfing along t
    Waioli Beach Park: Paddle Boarding, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Strolls, Volleyball
  • Waipouli Beach Park

    East Shore Beach
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, No Lifeguard, Covered Pavilion
    This beach is between the Beachboy and Coconut Beach Resort. Good walking/jogging trail above the beach, however the water is usually not safe for swimming.
    Waipouli Beach Park: Fishing, Beach Exploring, Picnics, Beach Strolls, Jogging, Beach Weddings
  • Wyllie Beach

    North Shore Beach
    Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, No Lifeguard
    This beach can be found at the end of the road past Anini Beach. However you usually have to ford the small stream to get to this small patch of sand. Those in princeville can hike or drive down a step road (Wyllie Road) to get to the other side of this b
    Wyllie Beach: Sunbathing, Camping