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Tunnels Beach

Address: 7640 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI 96714
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Ranked #19 of 228 things to do in Kauai
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: A beach in the northern part of Kauai.
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Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: A beach in the northern part of Kauai.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Best snorkelling beach on Kauai, reef fish everywhere, great view of Na'Pali Coast from here, wow factor on this one.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Neat Place. I recommend parking at the beach park just west of the Tunnels area. While snorkeling, we saw several turtles, neat rock formations, and plenty of diversity of fish. I would recommend a whole day, which will go by really fast.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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284 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

You are best served if you park at Ha'ena State Park and walk down to tunnels beach. There are a few pull offs along the road for parking but they are pretty tight and the odds of you getting parked in seemed pretty good. This is a really nice sandy beach and I would recommend it for someone looking to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were looking for a place to snorkel near Princeville. We checked out many. Most didn't have lifeguards. Tunnels beach does. We haven't seen many people snorkeling on any beaches. Evidently in winter the ocean can be nasty. Anyway I felt better with a lifeguard in spite of the crowd. Just ok for snorkeling. There are many overlooks on the... More 

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Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The road is a challenge, narrow, lots of tight turns and one lane bridges. We missed the dry cave across the road from the beach on our first drive past, but caught it on the way back. There are restrooms. We were on our way to the wet cave up the road and as we neared that area we could... More 

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Urbandale
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is an interesting drive just to get there! Once there, there are vendors of all sorts. You must check the tunnels out!

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Ridgetown
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327 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited in December and it was too rough for swimming. The birdman was interesting. A local told us he is there almost every day to feed the birds. The "dry cave" across the road from the beach is worth a look but not a destination in itself.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Tunnels beach wow what a great place to spend the day we packed food for the day the water was spot on and not that crowed parking was good and lifeguard on duty .sand was wonderful and the cave across from the beach was great for photos.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

In January, this beach was closed or not swimmable due to the heavy surf. But we also went in August, and it was heaven. You could snorkel all day, see many varieties of marine life (we felt blessed to see turtles, seals, and eels). On a quiet day the water is very clear and calm, and the coral goes on... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stopped by, mainly to check out the cave across the way. It was better cool, a nice little place to stop and check out on your way to the north side of the island. We walked by the beach for a little while, it wasn't too sunny when we went so we didn't get in the water but there... More 

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