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Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI
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Description: Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming...
Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
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Go before low tide

Go a few hours before low tide if you plan on swimming. You can't swim in the bowl, if the tide isn't correct. You must have hiking shoes and it's a little bit strenuous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Go a few hours before low tide if you plan on swimming. You can't swim in the bowl, if the tide isn't correct. You must have hiking shoes and it's a little bit strenuous.

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Humble, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing views watching young people jump into the Queens Bath. The hike was difficult, walking over roots and rocks. Not easy if you have a balance problem. I wouldn't recommend it if it had just rained. The plaque with the number of people that had drowned there was a surprise, how could so many people not heed the warning signs.... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Queen's Bath is a beautiful, natural lava pool but there are dangers. I live in the neighborhood and see the fire trucks and ambulances pass by on a regular basis. Please read all reviews before taking in this site. As several people warn it can be deadly even in summer when there can be a rogue swell. On the other... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is only a short hike to the Queen's Bath and since we were there in March and it was rough, we couldn't go in, but could certainly see how nice it would be in nice weather. It is not the easiest place to find, but with a little perseverance you'll get there and it is worth it. Even if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

A little hike but not treacherous. Wear shoes! Bring a camera! Simply beautiful. We jumped!!! You must see this if on kauai!

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Bristol, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The hike can be tough, but worth it, the view is fantastic. Make sure you wear sensible shoes and be careful area can be slippery.

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Difficult place to find with a very small parking area as houses have been built all over and they are picky about where you park. Steep walk down to Queens Bath and over the volcanic rock but certainly worth it. Lots of large turtles to see and you can swim or soak in Queens Bath.

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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

As stated in other reviews, the parking is very limited. We arrived around 4:00 p.m. and did get a spot. On arriving at the sight there were only 4 locals jumping in and swimming briefly and then getting out. The tide was starting to pick up and about every tenth wave that would come over the opening provided a little... More 

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The hike to Queen's Bath was a little more than we expected. The end result was a beautiful location with very few people. The hike included nice waterfalls and lush foliage. We were in flip flops, and tennis shoes would of been a better choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited April 2015. There are many reviews on this, but here is my take. You should check out the tides and surf forecast before going, which I did. If it is going to be high tide or surf will be large when you plan on going, it will be too dangerous to swim there. Reviewers who mentioned it was not... More 

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