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A beach in the northern part of Kauai.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (69 reviews)
“outer reef” (16 reviews)
7640 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI 96714
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1 - 10 of 792 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach depending on weather. The day we came it had just had a storm pass through. Waves rough, not a good snorkel spot this day. Parking is hit and miss, get there early or walk. Bath rooms, shower, life guard, snack shack and a...More

1  Thank daveb914
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

GREAT SNORKELING IF YOU WALK ONTO THE BEACH AND GO RIGHT!! No waves, shallow, lots of sea life. Bring your gear and don't miss out!

Thank drebugg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach and has excellent snorkeling. We saw many fish and sea turtles during about an hour snorkeling. I was a bit nervous as this is where Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks from Soul Surfer has her arm bit off by a shark. We...More

Thank divindaze
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Snorkeling here. I would highly recommend it. It's hard to find so definitely get a guide book of some kind. We had to park at the beach to the north and walk down to Tunnels. There is supposedly trails right off the road but...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We spent the trip of a life time in Kauai, from Sept 9 to 17! And Tunnels Beach was by far our favorite beach. We had been dreaming of it starting from a wonderful picture on Lonely Planet, but the reality exceeded our expectations! The...More

Thank Francesco L
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The beach is amazingly gorgeous with the tall mountains behind us, it's just gorgeous however, we went there with the intent to snorkel It was a bit choppy and there's a lot of coral in the water. We are not good enough at snorkeling and...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Best place to snorkel on north side. As one reviewer said, sea turtles guaranteed. We missed one the first time but spent 10 min. with one the second time. I did read a negative review due to surf. True. But all you have to do...More

1  Thank john b
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I went to Tunnels Beach every weekend in this summer. It's a sea turtles sighting guaranteed beach. I also got a chance to swim with an endangered Hawaiian monk seal!! Tunnels Beach definitely is the best choice for snorkeling lovers.

2  Thank Fargotour
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Went to Tunnels beach in late afternoon after seeing it from the air in our helicopter ride. Absolutely gorgeous - someone was even getting married! Take the time to stand at the shoreline and watch for rips. We had no issues in the water and...More

1  Thank Monica B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Let me start by saying I love Hawaii and this is my 6th trip but 1st and last trip to Kauai. We did a ton of research before we arrived but consistently have found the beaches dirty and the surf too rough to swim or...More

3  Thank JenKemmerer
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
August and sept are perfection at tunnels in my experience
22 April 2017|
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Response from solaris_pete | Reviewed this property |
limited spaces and the lot has lots of potholes
20 July 2016|
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Response from thaward | Reviewed this property |
It's a short walk to the beach - no problem!