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Queen's Bath

Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Queen's Bath is a tide pool about the size of a swimming pool, located below some cliffs in princeville along a rocky shoreline. The coastal... more »
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Calgary
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A couple of cards on the table up front... First, getting to it is not as difficult as the lazy and the timid would have you believe. Park at the small marked parking lot; the trail leaves from there. (Respect neighbourhood property and privacy.) The first part is a bit tricky as it is muddy and can be quite slick,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful place to see and swim. It is easier to swim when the tide is out because the wave are not hitting the rocks so hard. Recommend water shoe walking on the lava rocks to get there.

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I really don't think this one is worth the hike and risk to see. I was disappointed when I arrived as it didn't seem great at all.. The water was murky and it was a steep climb down several boulders to actually get into the water!! Also, several people have died here.. stay away from the edge as waves have... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery. we just took our time and had a safe hike. We didn't go swimming there but we saw lots of sea turtles playing in the surf

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a very dangerous walk down and when you get down there it is not much to see. Don't take young kids as one of ours got hurt and it was very slipper.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As with everything on Kaua'i, it was beautiful, in general, but there were a ton of people there and it just didn't really fit the hype we'd expected. Maybe we'll try again next trip and go when the tides up to see if that changes out opinion.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is an easy access area to see great waves crash against the rocks. There is a very large swimming hole that apparently is "Clothing Optional". A beautiful spot to start the day.

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Heidelberg
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Parking is a challenge (only few public spots; the rest is "respect our neighborhood"); getting down is fun (along a small creek and waterfall). The Bath is cool (but can be crowded) but what really blasted us were the many sea turtles we saw on the way back. We stood there for a long time just watching them in the... More

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Moses Lake, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Queens bath is really neat. Water is totally clear. It gets crowded. We came back at about 7 am and had the place to ourselves, totally worth it. It can be hazardous when the surfs up or in the winter so use caution. I saw a guy standing right on the edge, a wave almost knocked him down and he... More

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Arvada, CO
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We rented a house on the cul de sac right by queens bath. We went twice. Both times the main pool was very quiet. The two pools open to the ocean were teaming with turtles but also very dangerous surf. Very stupid people were jumping into these areas. We went in the quiet pool and left. Some wave sprays but... More

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