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Best Kauai Beaches

 

North Shore Beaches

About a mile past Tunnels Beach at the end of Kuhio Hwy is Ke’e Beach Park. This will be the last beach you can reach by car on Kauai’s North Shore. It offers ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Close to the Na Pali Coast, about 5 miles west of Hanalei Bay, located just east of Haena Beach Park is a section of beach called “Tunnels Beach”. Technically ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Just a few miles west of Hanalei Bay, at its western tip, is Lumahai Beach. Parking is in a dirt lot, and there are no facilities. The sand near the water is usually ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: NO | Surfing: YES
Hanalei Beach Park is a premiere beach location nestled in the center of Hanalei Bay on Kauai's north shore. It is where many top surfers migrate when the winter ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
On Kuhio Hwy just as you pass Kalihiwai Bay, is the road to Anini Beach Park. To find it, take Kalihiwai Road toward the ocean about a half mile after you cross ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
You’ll find Secret (Kauapea) Beach, or “Secrets” as the locals call it, just past the Kilauea Lighthouse. To get there from Lihue on Kuhio Hwy, take a right onto ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: NO | Surfing: YES
 

East Shore Beaches

Located on Kauai’s eastern shore is Kealia Beach. It is the first sliver of white sand you’ll come across while travelling north from the town of Kapaa. There ... More »
Location: East Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
As you travel north from Lydgate Beach Park, on Kauai’s east shore, you’ll find Wailua Beach, you can’t go far without stumbling across another long stretch of ... More »
Location: East Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: NO | Surfing: YES
Just 5 miles north of Lihue airport at the southern tip of the Wailua River mouth is Lydgate Beach Park. This beach park is worth a visit if you have kids or just ... More »
Location: East Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Located just south of Lihue Airport in the Nawiliwili Harbor, across from the Harbor Mall, Kalapaki Beach is one of Kauai’s hidden jewels. It is one of the best, ... More »
Location: East Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: NO | Surfing: YES
 

South Shore Beaches

To get to Maha’ulepu Beach you’ll have to take a beautiful beach stroll along the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, or drive down a rough, rutted out, old dirt road in ... More »
Location: South Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: NO | Surfing: YES
Shipwrecks Beach (Keoneloa Bay) is one of Kauai’s most coveted beaches for surfing and windsurfing, but non-surf enthusiasts will certainly find fulfillment here ... More »
Location: South Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Poipu Beach is the main beach fronting Poipu Beach Park. It has two crescent-shaped lagoons protected by a shallow outer reef. The crystal-clear waters in Poipu ... More »
Location: South Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Locally referred to as PK’s, this small section of Prince Kuhio Beach is located just off of Lawai Road, west of Prince Kuhio Park. It is right next to Boss Frog’s. ... More »
Location: South Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
 

West Shore Beaches

Salt Pond Beach Park: A trip to Hanapepe may seem a little dusty and dry, especially after passing the Port Allen area. But remember, you’re in Hawaii, on an island ... More »
Location: West Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: NO
Polihale State Park is found past Kekaha State Park, at the end of Route 50, via an access road. Once you pass the Pacific Missile Range, you’ll veer right when ... More »
Location: West Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: NO | Surfing: YES
Accessible by way of the 11-mile Kalalau Trail from Ke'e Beach is Kalalau Beach, located midway along the isolated Na Pali Coast, at the base of the Kalalau Valley. ... More »
Location: West Shore | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: NO | Surfing: NO