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Salt Pond Beach Park

Lokokai Road, Hwy 50, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Hanapepe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Beaches
Traveler Description: This is a very nice beach where it is not too crowded or over run. There are two parts to it actually. Going to Port Allen Airport road instead of... more »
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Lincoln, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We thought this beach would be busy because one of the locals told us that its a good place to watch the sunset, but it was like we had the whole beach to ourselves. The sunset was gorgeous and peaceful. This would've been a wonderful beach to relax at and spend a full day but we only found out about... More

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was a really fun beach! We were able to see a monk seal here. They are endangered, so you’re not allowed to get close to them. The beach is a small crescent shape, and there is a neat rock outcrop that makes some areas good for swimming/wading. It wasn’t crowded at all.

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El Cerrito, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Want to get away from the crowds to watch a tranquil sunset? Pack your beach chairs into the car, and go to Salt Pond Beach Park around 6:45pm-7:00pm for a 7:15pm sunset. Park near the airport landing strip, and settle in. Very few people around, usually some local kids frolicking in the water. We went here after eating dinner from... More

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Camano Island, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The park winds around a horseshoe-shaped sandy beach. There is a great rock jetty on the right side, protecting a large size beach for little ones to play in both the surf and sand. In the middle is more of an opening where snorkelers were floating. We just brought our chairs and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the sunshine and the... More

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Concord
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a nice chill place to hang out at. Great for picnics,swimming and just enjoying the warm sunshine!

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Orange, California, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a very nice beach with a protected area for kids to swim. It has trees, picnic shelters, barbecues, restrooms and rocks for the waves to splash on. Overall a very nice area to picnic or camp out.

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Eugene, OR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We came here the last day of our first trip to Kauai. It is lovely. It's a typical beach on Kauai, cool. Here there's a lovely beach, good for swimming. There's a large rock in the shore, making this a good and appropriate place for kids to swim. We saw families from the island enjoying the day. There was a... More

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Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This beach was recommended to us at the West Kauai Visitor's Center (great resource). It's a park with picnic shelters, bbqs, a beautiful beach, and tide pools. It wasn't crowded at all, and there seemed to be a few locals. It was the best swimming beach we found that also had shade for my husband. To top the cake, there... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great beach to get away from the tourist crowd. Beautiful crescent beach with rocks offshore that provide a very calm swimming area. East end of beach is more isolated and quiet, west end of beach is closer to picnic pavilions, parking, and people. Great rock-sheltered swimming area for keiki. Snorkeling was not so great. Calm waters but just not many... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This beach exceeded our expectations. We happened to go on a day that local kids had off school. The place was hopping with families and young children. Very friendly vibe. You can meander over to take a peak of the adjacent salt ponds, and you can see Niihau in the distance. If you're in the area and want to check... More

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