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 is ample parking right off of Kuhio Hwy. Because it is located on the windward side of Kauai it has more than its share of wind-swell, making it a beach more suited for the surf enthusiast.
Body-boarders flock to this area as the shore-break is almost guaranteed. The conditions can be pretty wild here so use caution if you plan on entering the water. Non-surfers don’t fret. It also is a great place to sunbathe as Hawaii’s trade will winds will help keep you cool.
There is plenty of white sand and the ocean views are terrific. There is a multi-use bike path starting from Kapaa and leads all the way to Kealia Beach. It hugs the coastline offering spectactular vistas and exploring opportunities. At Kealia Beach there are lifeguards, restrooms, and showers. You may even just stop for a quick picnic at the park beside the beach on your way to Hanalei.