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Salt Pond Beach Park

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Address: Lokokai Road, Hwy 50, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI

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Hawaiian Salt

While we were there, the "Hui" (local families) were working on the preparing the salt pond for the next harvest. It's quite interesting. Second time here and this time I saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

While we were there, the "Hui" (local families) were working on the preparing the salt pond for the next harvest. It's quite interesting. Second time here and this time I saw the harvest and preparation in progress. Note: Only during certain time of the year (May to Sept), will you see the locals harvesting the salt.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Last year we saw some fish at the right end of the beach where the reef comes in toward shore. Not a lot and not very colorful. This year, the day was cold, windy and grey. We were told the snorkeling was better at the left end beyond the actual park so we tried there. Froze but didn't see any... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

After a day at the canyon and maybe before Hananpepe art night, go swim and see the sunset at this spot. So beautiful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A safe calm beach that is also home to one of the only remaining, actively used salt ponds in Hawaii. Native Hawaiians actually collect salt here using the traditional methods use by their ancestors. The beach is protected by rock outcroppings and old salt pans which make fascinating places to explore. There are restrooms, showers and good picnic facilities with... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This beach was great as it offered a sheltered bay area that was not full of large waves, perfect for families and great for swimming and snorkeling. It is also one of the few beaches that offer bathroom facilities as well as a lifeguard here on Kauai. There was also plenty of parking right near or even directly on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This beach is located on the west side of kauai. It's very secluded and not over run by tourists. It has a natural kitty pool and a great place to launch out rentals as well as a perfect place to swim with calm waters or just wade. It has beautiful rocks that help break the waves so that the waters... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A very nice kept beach in Hanapepe. Perfect for kids as it has a rock barrier on the right side. There are several gazebos, showers, and toilets. On the left side of the beach there is a lifeguard and saw several folks snorkeling. The best part is that it was not crowded. Simply put, the beach was safe for the... More 

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United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

So beautiful, it's out of this world. The sand is soft, the water is a comfortable temperature, the mountains behind are majestic...quiet beach too.

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Jenison, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a great family beach, highly underated. We were surprised to find this gem. Only a 15-20 minuted drive from Poipu well worth it to avoid the crowds. Its a great beach for young families with small children. We were there with our two teenagers and they enjoyed it and would go back there. The beach has a lifeguard,... More 

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Hatsukaichi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Woke up in the morning in Lihue and it was raining. So, what did we do? We went to the southwest side of the island of course! Lovely beach, nice to swim and or fish on. Even I caught a fish here. Really nice.

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