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Hanapepe Salt Ponds

Address: Lolokai Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Hanapepe
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Cantrall, IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Got to see this right next to the Salt Pond Beach Park.... It was odd to see the spot where locals have mined salt for generations. It is not available for sale but some locals will gift you some if you are lucky.. Some of it is higher in iron content

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Historic and sacred Hawaii, that is what salt pond is about. The adjacent beach park is the place you'll spend most of your visit here I'd bet. Have a look, but don't touch...these drying pond are Kapu. Meaning, look but don't touch.

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Burnaby, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
71 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Good for swimming around. Waves are blocked by a reef barrier so not very wavy. Picnic table, showers and restrooms available as well

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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8 reviews 8 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
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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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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sacramento
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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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