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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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Pahoa, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There should be a sticky note on this page because someone won't get it; won't understand the danger. There has been 19 reported drowning deaths at Queen's Bath. In the usually calm summer it's a fun place but if there are waves it kills. I imagine that I can't link to videos, but go to youtube and look for 'Tourists... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One of the best places we enjoyed on our honeymoon...parking very limited and a little rocky hike out to the swimming area but what views at sunset just unreal. also seen a seal,turltes,crabs.all different birds so glad we made it here we did all the tours(Helicopter,ATV,zipline,Tubing,sunset cruise,allerton gardens) and this adventure was free and was as good as anything we... More

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Palmdale, California
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I saw and read all of the "beware" signs and articles. That has never stopped me. Yes, it can be very dangerous, but use common sense. There were waves coming over the lava and into the pool. I was sitting on the lava as it was and it was invigorating. But it could have easily knocked a small child down.... More

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Del Rio, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Queen's bath is absolutely beautiful. The experience all depends on the time of day and year that you visit--we happened to get there at the perfect time (lower tide and earlier in the morning) and great time of the year. Parking is limited, so try to get there early. There is an obscure path/mini hike leading down to the rocks... More

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San Diego
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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The hike down to Queen's Bath was nice. The tide was low and the pool too shallow for swimming, but two nearby jags featured a bit of a surge and several turtles, so we ventured into both. Snorkeling not so much except for the turtle sightings, and the surge waves coming in were a little daunting, but the dips were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The hike up to Queens Bath was easy and pretty quick. The view along the hike was pretty also. Queens bath itself was beautiful, more so being able to swim in it along side the fishes. We got there around 8ish and there were only a few people and parking was easy. On our way back a lady was showing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Parking is slim but if you wait 5-10 minutes people will come and go. The short hike down is a bit slippery at points, definitely need to watch your step. The views are amazing. The tide was high in the 'bath' and there was NO way anyone would get in. Seeing pics makes me assume you should plan to go... More

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Camby, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Short walk down a trail with some rocks and roots. With good shoes trail is pretty easy. Nice small waterfall on the way. Lava rocks overlook the ocean. Pretty!

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Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First off, my best advice is get there before 9am! There is 6 - 8 parking spots and those run out fast! This is a nice little hike. Remember your bug spray! Awesome views, great pictures. The surf was calm when we were there (August 30th). I would not do this during the winter months when there is high surf.

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Logan, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had fun going to the Queens Bath! It was pretty cool, but wasn't as awesome as I thought! I hike down is somewhat challenging, however beautiful in spots! I would encourage people to see this, but if you don't make it because you are on a beautiful beach, it's okay!

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