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Address: Lolokai Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI

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Very Unusual Site.....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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Cantrall, IL
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a sleeper surf fishing spot, frequented by locals. Take Lokokai Road, as though headed to ponds and park, then turn left on Kaalani Road, the small sand/dirt road before the park. Head toward the beach and go as far as you can. The best fishing is along the rocky outcroppings that lie to the left of the beach... More 

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Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The salt ponds are quite a sacred area to the people of kauai. You can look, but do not touch! They mean it! Beautiful area to watch a sunset, plenty of parking at the beach area, and do be careful because there is a tent city there at times, nestled in the tree areas. Worth experiencing for sure!

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Hanapepe, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Living in Hanapepe, one of the highlights was going to Salt Pond Beach (I used to walk there) the beach is amazing and so interesting watching the sea salt processing. Ugh, I can't get enough of Kauai...

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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
76 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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