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Hanapepe Salt Ponds

Lolokai Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Hanapepe
Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: Located next to Salt Pond Beach, these are real Salt Ponds where families of many generations have continuously made sea salt in the pans located... more »
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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great place to bring something to ear, bring your dog, swim, play horseshoes, and swim. Best of all, the glorious sunset!

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Prineville, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Interesting, but if you are on the island for less than two weeks I wouldn't recommend visiting the ponds. As there is so many other more amazing places to see.

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The Colony, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

On our honeymoon we chased the sun until we found the Salt Pounds to sit and watch the sunset. Sitting on the back of the rental, sipping wine from cheap plastic cups, it was amazing. We go back at least once every time we visit. Wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t.

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Sultan, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a decent park in it's own right, and a good backup if your staying on the east side and the weather is not so good. The park is easy to get to, has ample parking,, several covered areas, and well sheltered areas for the kids to splash around in not so deep areas. It has restrooms also.It is... More

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Jefferson, South Dakota, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I've actually made my own salt here. It's hard to catch people working their ponds but when you do it can be really cool to experience. If you stand around and watch from a distance many of them will come talk story with you and maybe even invite you out. Be respectful not to go invading someone's space or walking... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Don't waste your time locals live here dirty and don't even bother It is dirty, but the view is lovely if you can get beyond the trash

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

small , safe snorkleing area, mostly local famniles, laid back, a nice but not spectaculr beach, relaxing.

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Kekaha, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

safe, clean, sandy beach. great for kids and adults. enough shade and facilities so you can stay all day. great spot.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Fantastic place to view the sunset with the back drop of the Forbidden island. Be respectful, take your trash with you. a lot of local folks come here to. some rough roads so be careful were you travel. The salt pond are sacred and have been harvested for many hundreds of years. Do not venture into these areas or places... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Since it has a more western view it has a wonderful sunset! Nice beach for bathing and sunbathing, adequate facilities plentiful parking. Very good overall and nice to swim in as it has quite the sand beach going out into the ocean. Many of the beaches do not have this and it becomes lava rocks quickly making this a good... More

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