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Salt Pond Beach Park

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

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Perfect Beach in Every Way

We loved it here because there was shade, perfect sand, gentle surf, lifeguard and public facilities. No problems parking either. We took the beach chairs, and enjoyed the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We tried to camp here. The campgroud smelled like wee. The locals that lives at the beach were nice but smoked stuff, sweared, listened to loud music so it didn't make nice or comfortable feel.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We loved it here because there was shade, perfect sand, gentle surf, lifeguard and public facilities. No problems parking either. We took the beach chairs, and enjoyed the perfect day at the perfect beach in paradise.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Felt this was rather ordinary. Granted it was busy enough and seemingly mainly with locals, some of whom looked like they were on a family day out. It is sandy enough and the ocean looked benign, though there was a life guard on duty. The usual facilities looked tired and drab, in keeping with the place, one thought. Quite Average

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Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Being further west, the park is less crowded. There are picnic tables (some covered), a life guard, restrooms (for changing) and a nice beach. Snorkeling is not as good here as at Poipu Beach State Park, but you still will see fish. The eastern end of the beach has a rock breakwater that provides a shallow lagoon with sandy bottom.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Address: Lokokai Road, Hwy 50, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanapepe

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