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Queen's Bath

Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Princeville
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.

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Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely natural swimming pool right on the coast line. It's advertised in every "secret spots" tourist book so don't imagine you will have it to yourself. There is limited parking in the residential area so be prepared to wait your turn for a spot.

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Kellogg, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We actually visited Queen's Bath twice, once on a day with a wind advisory and the following day when the weather was beautifully calm, hoping to see calm water in the Queen's Bath - but it was worse than the day before and we weren't even actually able to get to the Queen's Bath due to waves crashing along the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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504 reviews 504 reviews
288 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The water was pretty crazy while I was there and the surge would rush in, smash on the rocks and throw mist up in a couple areas... This wasn't a place to swim and yes, there are many warning signs... but if you walk along the rocks, enjoy the beauty from an appropriate distance (if the rocks are dry, you... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As senior world travel writers traveling the world non-stop for 2.5 years, we make an effort to visit as many points of interest that appeal to us. As for the Queen's Bath, here in Princeville where we're staying for a few months, we couldn't resist checking out this nearby attraction we'd heard so much about. Little did we know what... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This isn't an easy place to find and I'm glad. Although the site is very special...the ocean doesn't like visitors there and the surf is very dangerous. If you decide to try to visit this spot take every precaution and never turn your back to the ocean

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Kauai, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This area should only be visited by experience swimmers, as the surf can change your vacation from a fun time to a nightmare in seconds.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Do it. Parking is scarce but keep trying until you get a spot. Best thing I did in Kauai. Notice the hilarious Triton/Neptune? statue at the entrance to Princeville, it brings the lol's.

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Los Gatos
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Sneaker waves can be very dangerous I would no risk it. There are safer and more beautiful places to visit. 2 people died there last year after being swept off rocks

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Woodstock, GA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Found the trail head easily with iPhone directions. First part of trail is steady decline. Very nice. Walks by small stream/falls then leads to the tidal basin part which is the dangerous part. Some in party were not able to easily manage around slippery rocks and high drops. Glad we were there on a dry day! We were also there... More 

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ocean shores
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Like most other reviews here I must start by reminding one that it is a place to be aware of the dangerous nature of Mother Nature. Pros- An outstanding unique piece of nature. As long as you are cautious it is well worth the hunt, climb and scramble. On the day we went there the weather was such that there... More 

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