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West Shore Beaches



West Shore Beaches
West Shore

West Shore Beaches

West Kauai is an remarkable blend of spectacular natural wonders and Hawaiian cultural landmarks. Awe-inspiring Waimea Canyon is just the beginning. Also in Waimea is the Captain Cook Monument, where British Captain James Cook first landed in Hawaii in 1778.

Just north of Polihale State Park is the sacred Polihale heiau from which the Hawaiians believed the souls of the dead departed the island into the setting sun.

From lush rain forest to a sunny stretch of white sand beach, West Kauai has something for everyone.
  • Glass Beach

    West Shore Beach

    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
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
  • Kekaha Beach

    West Shore Beach

    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
    Public Restrooms, Roadside Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, Lifeguard
  • 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
  • Lucy Wright Beach

    West Shore Beach

    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
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, No Lifeguard, Drinking Water, Playground
  • Milolii Beach

    West Shore Beach

    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
    Public Restrooms, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, Campsites, Drinking Water
  • Pakala (Infinities) Beach

    West Shore Beach

    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
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard, Paved Road
  • Polihale Beach

    West Shore Beach

    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
    Public Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Showers (Cold), No Lifeguard
  • Salt Pond Beach Park

    West Shore Beach

    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
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, Lifeguard, Paved Road
  • Waimea Beach

    West Shore Beach

    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
    Public Restrooms, No Lifeguard

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