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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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Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We just went for a look, and was surprised at how great it was! Guide books do not do it justice. Lovely short hike in along a waterfall/stream. Lots of sea turtles feeding. Neat swimming hole. Definitely go! Just be smart about it.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Tucked bath in a neighborhood, this is a must see stop on your visit. Awesome ocean views and a take a dip in the calm bath. DO NOT risk yourselves in the raging waters you see before you get to the actual swim area. We saw many tourists there, crashing into rocks and "asking for trouble!"

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Aspen,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was surprised when I asked the concierge the location of the Bath that she said she couldn't give me directions due to liability concerns. I managed to find it on my own and was happy to see that there are 6 or 7 parking spaces available at the trail head. As with all parking spaces in Hawaii, you need... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Such a beautiful area! I found a few small but nice shells on the beach, including a few unbroken sea urchin shells. It's a wonderful walk along the coast, and Queen's bath is such a little gem. We didn't go in out of concernethat sunscreen might wash off and ruin mother nature's beautiful creation, but I did put my feet... More

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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We overheard someone at our hotel talking about Queens Bath and decided just to walk over without looking it up (a first for us!) Parking definitely would have been a problem had we not walked and it was a little tricky to find the start of the path, but it's certainly worth the trip! We wore Tevas and I'd definitely... More

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Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit, though we *did not* swim because the water was so calm that no new water was coming in. While my friends' experience at QB is of solitude, there were 10-20 people IN the natural pool (and many more sitting outside of it) both times we were there. With the water not refreshing from... More

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Queens Bath is gorgeous. The 10min hike into the forest is fun, although a bit slippery if it rained. A small falls signals that you are almost coming out of the woods into the lava rock shores. Another 5min hike on the black lava rocks will lead you to Queens Bath. It is very nice. Water is calm and clear... More

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Shelbyville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We actually enjoyed the waterfalls along the path, more than the queen's bath itself. It is summer so the bath was a little low, probably safer that way. Watch out for cliffs, dropoffs and slippery mud!

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Los Angeles
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and two 8 year olds (good swimmers) parked and walked down to take a dip. Parking is an absolute nightmare. Your car will be booted and you will be fined if you do not park in the tiny designated area that is overrun with cars. It took me 20 mins to get a spot and I had to... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ok so the hike can be rough for the elderly, out of shape or those wearing inappropriate footwear. It can be slippery of course if it has recently rained. But aside from this it was 1 of the most fun things we did. It's NOT the first pool you come to. Follow the worn path, you will soon arrive to... More

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