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Address: Highway 56, North of Kapaa, Kealia, Kauai, HI

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Best beach for boogie boarding

We stayed in Princeville and rented boogie boards from Hanalei Surf Company for really cheap. The waves on the North Shore in the winter are pretty rough, but driving a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Edmonton
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Edmonton
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed in Princeville and rented boogie boards from Hanalei Surf Company for really cheap. The waves on the North Shore in the winter are pretty rough, but driving a short distance south to Kealia Beach is well worth it. We're all adults but my friends and I had a blast boogie boarding for hours at this beach. Drive into... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a fairly undeveloped beach area used by surfers, swimmers, and baskers. There is a boardwalk for strolling or biking leading north. Nothing fancy, just a pleasant place to consider the waves.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Came here to boogie board and watch the surfers. Big surf the day we were here, so boarding was challenging but way fun. The beach is wide open and favored by locals, so even if the surf is rough, it's a great place to chill out and relax. Been in Poipu for two weeks and have driven every square inch... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Kealia beach is just north of Kapaa. On the beach there is not much shade but there are gazebos back of the beach area that are perfect for a picnic. The water and currents can be a bit rough so be cautious with children. it is a surfrs beach. There is a great bike and walking trail that leads north... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband and I had an awesome time boogie boarding here! The waves were awesome! Although I would not advise sending your child out there alone if they don't know how to swim or aren't used to the ocean. There are lots of families around during the day. The beach is beautiful. It's nice that there aren't hotels infringing on... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Beautiful pieces of drift wood lay just past the sand among the rocks. Very cool rocks, by the way, never see such patterns and colors. This beach would be a fantastic spot for a picnic or a relaxing day!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The beach is beautuful. Popular among locals and surfers. Seems like a good place for the beginner surfers, seen kids getting lessons...Its long , good for strolling..may be not for swimming. Neverless, a beautiful place, close to Kapaa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

On our first visit to Kauai, my main goals was to visit as many beaches as possible and this was definitely my favorite. Sand was great, waves were perfect for boogie boarding or body surfing and the current was not as bad as people led it to be. However, if you are going to tackle this beach, you should be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Another nice beach on the island, we saw a bunch of locals surfing and paddle boarding, its a long beach,great place to lay out or enjoy the waves, Kealia its a great alternative if you stay in Kapa'a

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newark, delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stopped here one day in early November to boogie board. It's a nice looking beach with good rest rooms and showers. The life guard directed us to the north end of the beach away from the surfers. The bottom of the ocean was incredibly soft and full of depressions, making it hard to walk in. The waves were just... More 

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