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Address: 7640 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI 96714
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Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: A beach in the northern part of Kauai.

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Tunnels is one of the best snorkeling beaches on Kauai

Nothing can be said here that hasn't already been written. Parking is the biggest problem, drive a little further and park in the next beach's lot and walk down. Snorkeling here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nothing can be said here that hasn't already been written. Parking is the biggest problem, drive a little further and park in the next beach's lot and walk down. Snorkeling here is great.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Snorkled at Tunnels three times during vacation. It was the best place on the Island to snorkel. The reef is giant and has tons of fish. There are many turtles there also if you go out deep.

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Highland Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our second favorite beach on Kauai; our favorite for snorkeling. Tips for Tunnels newbies: 1) Location: For the most part, parking is located at Ha'ena Beach Park. This is where you'll find a parking lot with bathrooms, beach shower, life guard stand, food truck in parking lot, and tents in the park. Spots fill up fast. This beach is NOT... More 

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There is a little hike into the beach, but you'll love every minute of it. The beach is Soooo Clear!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Tunnels beach is a great place to take a family to do some relatively easy and fun snorkeling. We enjoyed the reef for a couple of hours seeing a wide variety of fish, coral and even a sea turtle. Fairly easy place to swim around without too much surf. Definitely worth driving a long way to get here.

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Roseville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place to see a lot of fish and turtles. We snorkeled and scuba dived here. Lots of undersea life to see.

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Go snorkeling to spot loads of fish and turtles. If you go here without your snorkeling equipment you will definitely miss out on something amazing. Waves can be rough so be careful. Make sure to stay for the beautiful sunset!

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A picturesque golden sand beach is just what you'd imagine. Plenty to do and see if you're up for the trek. A visitor from coastal San Diego, it was mandatory on my to-do list. Gorgeous backdrops and beaches surpassed my expectations!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spent some quality time at this beach. Had fun snorkeling (there are turtles here) and just chilling out on the sand. A nice clean beach with good facilities. Parking can be at a premium as it is popular here and the car park has some big pot holes. Cross the street and have a look at the caves while you... More 

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tunnels beach is way down the main highway (a bit of an exaggeration, but a good 20 minutes or so from where all the resorts are). I would recommend getting there early in the morning, as parking spots are hard to find. The attraction of Tunnels is that on one side of the street you have, well, tunnels...more like a... More 

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Address: 7640 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI 96714
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai

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