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Tunnels Beach

Kauai, HI
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Ranked #15 of 129 Attractions in Kauai
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: A beach in the northern part of Kauai.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: A beach in the northern part of Kauai.

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Leesburg
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We REALLY enjoyed this beach - we were there when the wave action was HUGE and were able to watch some extreme surfers! Spent hours just lazing on the beach and relaxing. PERFECT spot . (no swimming though in winter - surf too rough)

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Peoria, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to snorkel here go in the summer, not winter... While we were there in June we got in the water and took video. We say all kinds of fish and sea turtles. Great footage.

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Napa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Not as crowded as Ke'e Beach its neighbor. Great for walking in the water and finding a few shells--best shelling is just after high tide. Not a lot of shells there but more than most beaches.

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WORCESTER
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394 reviews 394 reviews
169 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had read that Tunnels beach was the best snorkel spot on the island. I had also read that in teh winter the waves could be too rough to snorkel in. We were there at the beginning of October and figured it was fall and we would be fine to snorkel, unfortunately the waves were too rough and the life... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

All the "natives" just park along the side of the road and walk a few yards to the beach. This is just the same, but on a larger scale. We loved the views, the beach, and the convenience.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Tunnels is a fantastic place to swim, snorkel and relax on a unspoiled beautiful beach. Take a snack and water along and enjoy a picnic in the shade of the trees

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Montreal, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We visited Tunnels Beach for an afternoon in late October - several days after Tropical storm Ana had passed and missed Kauai. We used a small lane parking (as recommended in one of the guide books). Next time we'll use the parking @ Ka'ene beach next door, as it's so close. It was a spectacular day (sunny with small puffy... More 

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San Jose, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I've snorkeled several times at Poipu and once here. No contest, Tunnels is the best snorkeling spot on the island. Stay about 20 feet near shore, distance can be misleading when you are out in the ocean. Don't go out, it's not worth it. Take it from an avid snorkeler who pushed herself to the outer reef, got stuck in... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Tunnels Beach is really beautiful but we didn't snorkel much there. We were there October 1st and 2nd and maybe we just had bad luck but the first day there were like 10 signs saying that you shouldn't go swimming and that there was a strong current. The 2nd day there only was a sign about a strong current so... More 

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tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Definitely depends on ocean conditions this was my favorite spot when I visited in late Oct'2011! Visited twice Oct 3-9 & was unable to snorkel!!! So disappointed:( Ocean conditions this trip were completely different, saw lots of people snorkeling on east coast!

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