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Tunnels Beach

Kauai, HI
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Ranked #13 of 164 Attractions in Kauai
Type: Beaches
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: A beach in the northern part of Kauai.
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Far Rockaway, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Kauai revealed book described this as a snorkeling nirvana. I wouldn't go that far but it was nice. Once you've snorted at maliakala in Maui, this was child's play. The water was not THAT clear. The beach itself is pretty nice and clean. It's impossible to find parking near the 2 little entrance points but we came later in the... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was one of our favorite beaches on the island.. True beauty with mountains, white sands and stunning scenery.. The parking is very tight and only a few spots on a road, but its a must see. Great snorkeling the majority of the beach is covered in coral, perfect for snorkeling..

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Spokane, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Long but beautiful drive from Poipu. Parking is problematic if you arrive after 10am...watch out for bottoming out your rental car in the parking "lot." There is a life guard, shower and bathrooms at the entrance. Be sure to wear something on your feet as you move along the beach (or head to the cool sand and THEN walk) this... More

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Pomona, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were had tried a couple spots in Kapaa and Poipu to snorkel and finally ended up finding Tunnels Beach. This is THE spot for snorkeling! Parking is difficult so we ended up parking further up the street at the beach parking area. We walked to the beach and back up for about 7-10 minutes to where all the snorkelers... More

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Mountain Top, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Spent an afternoon on this beach on our first day, and it was beautiful. I don't snorkel, but the rest of my family were amazed at the beautiful fish. Very clean and peaceful. Not crowded. Definitely recommend for a visit.

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Ollympia, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Definitely make this one of your destinations if you love snorkeling and want to see great fish and sea turtles. We went in the early afternoon, and there were only a few people out snorkeling. We saw the best variety of fish at this site and two sea turtles who were feeding on the reef. The beach was not very... More

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Hermosa Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Yup, that's right - my favorite beach in the world. The water is crystal-clear blue/green, so clear you can spot the turtles from the sand.And the land protects the beach from the wind, so the water is much calmer than most other beaches on the island. Speaking of turtles, there were plenty of fish in the water and about 5... More

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Union, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My favorite beach in Kauai! Beautiful. The views, the water. No bathroom facilities. Parking is defenetily not good. It is in a Residential Area and you cant park on the Streets or the grass next to the houses. I was lucky that someone was leaving and there was no "no parking signs" in that area and I was able to... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Parking is a B***** Go around 2-3 when the tourists are burnt. Beautiful place. There are turtles all over the place. The mountains make for a beautiful backdrop

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Camdenton, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great beach for snorkeling and beach combing for shells. Only down side is he walk to the snorkeling spot and no bathrooms.

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