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Hanapepe Salt Ponds

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Address: Lolokai Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI
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South shore beach away from the crowds

This beach is a little sparse and warm (even in October). If you are into sun worship and hotter temps, this is the place for you. Not a lot of shade to be had, but there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Davis, California
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Davis, California
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is a little sparse and warm (even in October). If you are into sun worship and hotter temps, this is the place for you. Not a lot of shade to be had, but there are several structures and restrooms (big enough to change in - not just port-o-potties). The active salt recovery area is adjacent - nobody was... More 

Thank UC1Scooter
Hamilton, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Not too much to see here, but if you know the history of the Red Salt, or what to see how they produce their Sea Salt, and are on the West side of Kauai, it's worth a drive by.

2 Thank cnewport15
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Most interesting to learn how salt is harvested from the sea. Three types of salt are made from these salt ponds, slowly and by hand. The White, which is used as coarse table salt. The famous Hawaiian Pink (which according to the old traditions kept here is never sold and can only be gifted) which is used for the luau... More 

Thank Violette54
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Quite and out of the way, shallows for kids, lots of little critters running and swimming around. Trapped pools for wading and sunbathing galore. Town of Hanapepe is real close with eats and treats. Take your towel and chair and enjoy a relaxing day with family or solo - really nice spot away from the "rush" of country island life.

Thank Thorn71
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,018 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Unless you knew what this small area was for, you would not give it a second look. As it is, it has no charm whatsoever and there iseemed to be no visible on-site information explaining the purpose and history. Clealy, it is of more interest than industrial-scale production, and maybe the red sodium crystals are rare and have unusually beneficial... More 

Thank David G
Hanapepe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Its a perfect place to enjoy the sun and sunset take a nice suntan and enjoy that cool ocean saltwater nice place to snorkel Before u go there stop by the store grab u some lunch n Snacks and Don't forget that cold cold drinks n enjoy n relax in the sun Aloha

1 Thank dexter-fatsokaohelau
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very convenient to stop by and spend the day. Great for picnics and a day relaxing at the beach. The salt ponds make it an even nicer stop.

2 Thank Slip213
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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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 

1 Thank David K
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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!

2 Thank Patricia C
Hanapepe, Hawaii
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36 reviews
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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...

2 Thank Serafina M

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