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Kalihiwai Beach

Kalihiwai Road, Kauai, HI
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The river inlet forms a shallow lagoon, to swim snorkel or kayak

We stumbled across this beach as we headed towards the end of the north road. With limited parking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Sharks in the water

Tough beach to find, hesitant to write a review, hoping to keep the crowds away. A mix of locals... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Jim D
Roseville, California
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  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“great beach” (4 reviews)
“large beach” (2 reviews)
Kalihiwai Road, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stumbled across this beach as we headed towards the end of the north road. With limited parking just off the road within the trees, and few parked cars, we set off to explore the beach. Whilst the beautiful sandy beach itself is extensive, with...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Tough beach to find, hesitant to write a review, hoping to keep the crowds away. A mix of locals with kekis & a few tourists. Saw a shark fin swimming by, might keep the crowds away. No facilities, like bathrooms or showers, signs when you...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This beach is protected by a reef out a little way. The beach was nice and not very many people were there. They had tables and trees and water to wash off with. Very nice park. I highly recommend this place. I had a blast...More

Thank Mery C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Drive south after Hanalei Bay, stop off at Pink's for a drink or ice cream, and make a left onto Kalihiwai Road. The most scenic beach awaits you. This is a calm, relaxing swimming or paddle boarding beach. Come here for peace and relaxation. Take...More

1  Thank Kathleen N
Reviewed 7 August 2017

So many beaches in Kauai, and so little time. I am reluctant to write about this beach, as it seems to be a great secret --- we stumbled upon this beach on a Sunday afternoon, easily found parking and a shady area to sit, and...More

1  Thank Nick_Danger_Fl
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A perfect tropical bay (that you can see from above, in a curve on the road to go), isolated with not so lot of people (even the week end). Beautiful colors and it seems a good swimming (check the conditions before) on the right along...More

1  Thank gil40100
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We found this beautiful beach after turning on Kalihiwai Road. After going to the bottom of the road we encountered a picturesque bay with a wide sand beach lined with many trees for parking in the shade. It wasn't crowded at all!

Thank Ortiz8384
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Seriously, this is a hidden gem. It is small, private, and secluded. Being that it is so easy to get to, I am shocked that it is not packed with people every day. I really like this little beach. The locals like it too. This...More

Thank ralfeez
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Great beach for body boarding. There is no life guard here so be a confident swimmer. Probably not the best for smaller kids unless an adult is closely watching. Have been warned about rip currents but have not experienced them. It is a beginner body...More

Thank Gwynne O
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Large beach that was mostly empty. In the morning the waves were moderately sized so swimming was easy. As the day progressed the waves got larger and less comfy. Surfers at one end where the creek came into the bay. Easy access from the highway....More

Thank EphemeralDiver
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