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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ha'ena State Park

Ha'ena State Park
End of Kuhio Highway, Hwy 56, Kauai, HI 96714
808-241-6670
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Ranked #73 of 129 Attractions in Kauai
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
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211 reviews 211 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Ha'ena beach is my favorite on the entire island of Kauai. It has mountains, sand, palm trees, and lifeguards. Snorkeling is Ok but not great. limited parking generally means it isnt too crowded.

Visited August 2013
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New Jersey
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“pretty to look at but rough swim”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

it is a pretty beach, but sand slopes down and it's rough walking. The water is also pretty rough, strong waves and some rocks in the water. the sand is pretty soft, but gets hot. Since I don't swim, hard for me to go in the water. there is picnic areas, bathrooms and showers and food trucks in the parking lot so convenient for families. This beach was so picturesque we saw a family with a professional photographer taking photos of them on this beach. However, for myself, I'd much rather head to Hanalei. Just personal opinion.

Visited July 2013
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Canton, Michigan
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best beach so far!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We love this beach! Love the mountain view...love the beach!! Much cleaner than some of the other beaches here. Restrooms and showers are available and there is a lifeguard stand. Snorkeling is done down the beach at Tunnels Beach. Parking is limited but we have always been lucky and found a spot! There is also a food truck selling munches and a person selling fresh coconuts. Great atmosphere....great beach!! We spend the entire day here!

Visited July 2013
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Lumberton, Texas
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“Awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Beautiful turquoise waters! Sand like silk! This is what you think of when you imagine Kauai beaches. Forget Ke'e & Tunnel beaches, which are strongly overrated. Just watch the waves...pretty strong here!

Visited July 2013
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“Fabulous beach if you can find parking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Ha’ena is fabulous beach park. We had been here several years ago, but didn’t get to hike the Kalalau trail so we could get a view of the Na Pali Coast. This time we got there early to hike, at least we thought we did, but all the parking areas and even the road were packed with cars. We tried one lot in hopes of finding one, but it of course it was full, and not just full of cars, but so full of large rocks we thought we had damaged the underside of our rental trying to get out. We gave up on parking and went to Tunnels Beach.

Visited May 2013
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