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Address: Mile Marker 11, Kauai, HI
Description: This secluded beach was named after the nearby plantations that used...
This secluded beach was named after the nearby plantations that used donkeys and burros to transport cane to the fields.
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Great beach

My wife and I made our way down to donkey beach this morning. We're so glad we decided to do this. There were probably a half dozen people on the whole beach. What a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Tom S
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I made our way down to donkey beach this morning. We're so glad we decided to do this. There were probably a half dozen people on the whole beach. What a beautiful place - paradise!

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is perhaps our favorite beach to watch the waves. The ocean floor is such that as one wave finishes and begins to go back out that it collides with the wave coming in and as the two waves crash in to each other the sound is powerful and creates a wall of water going straight up.

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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The day we were there the sea was rough and the undertow vicious. But a great beach to wander - maybe a mile long? Ten min walk on mainly paved tracks to beach which was practically uninhabited. the wind surfers were struggling as the wind was that strong. Heard it was a nude beach, not when we were there though.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was the first beach stop my husband and I made when we arrived in Kauai! The walk down to the beach along the paved path was great! The beach was quiet and the waves were fun to watch. We must have arrived at the right time because we watched a few gentleman surf and the waves were beautiful! While... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We love this beach and find it beautiful. It's a perfect crescent shape. It's not a beach to go to and swim or play in the water. It's perfect to walk and enjoy the impressive waves - sight and sounds. Another access option is from the Kapa'a bike path. Great pictures or walk from it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is my favorite beach because the waves are so large and the sound is so relaxing. It's pretty dangerous if you want to swim unless you are really experienced. The hike down to the beach is very nice and different, it's also good idea to ride bikes or hike along the ocean as there is a paved road.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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25 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beaches are difficult to rate as everyone has different criteria. I've known this beach for 12 years. Donkey beach is a minor hike from the parking lot, but there are never many people there, so even though it's a small beach, it never feels crowded like the more popular beaches on the island. The surf is always rough as there... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

As "RSW" wrote - solitude! The sand was incredibly soft and the beach was beautiful! Small, so it made you feel like you were on a private little beach. Since I went in March, the waters were rough so I didn't go completely in the ocean, but I still walked in the water which was gorgeous. I still can't get... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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187 reviews 187 reviews
44 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Loved the crescent shape of the beach. Hardly anyone was here. We parked in the parking lot, there were bathrooms there, then walked about ten minutes down the path to the beach. I liked that you don't see or hear any cars from this beach. We didn't try to swim, just loved looking at the beautiful beach and ocean. Nice... More 

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Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Donkey Beach use to be a secret spot and only few people knew how to get there. You had to park at the side of the street and then walk along sugar-cane fields to the secret location. Unfortunately the sugar cane fields have been replace by a new master-plan community. The beach can now be reached through a parking-lot along... More 

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