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A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in Kauai.
Highway 560 kauai, North Shore, Kauai, HI 96716
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All reviews kalalau trail beautiful beach north shore parking spot favorite beach one lane bridges tunnels beach lifeguard station parking is limited lifeguard on duty great snorkeling outdoor shower high surf bathrooms and showers popular beach monk seal the reefs
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Was able to drive as far as Hanalei until being stopped at a road closure check point. Due to storm flooding the best parts of Kauai are closed until as late as next year. Never advertised or mentioned. We found out upon arrival. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
28  Thank JerseyDevil
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in princeville two weeks late October 2018. We were told It could be a year or longer of never reopened especially the trails near ke’e beach as the trails were totally destroyed. If they do repair I hope that includes the atrocious parking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank mrsportys
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Love this beach but it is very popular with tourists. Go early to ensure that you get a parking place. I was once sitting on this beach when a seal hauled out of the water to take a rest very close to me.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank healdsburggirl
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I have been visiting Kauai since 1976. This is one of my favorite beaches. My daughter and I swam with the beautiful sea turtles on our last visit. Go for it!

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank rastacubbie
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We came here last year, and were able to witness part of a hula ceremony at the beach. No pictures or video allowed of the religious ceremony, but just witnessing it contributed to the magic of the place, with the sea and the mountains and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Legopod
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Kauai’s North Shore is currently CLOSED to all but residents and will most likely stay that way for the next several months to a year. Visitors CANNOT go beyond Hanalei town. Kauai was hit with a very devastating flood in April then again in August...More

Date of experience: September 2018
11  Thank Tmendez60
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The road to Ke’e and LUMAHAI beaches is still closed. I drove around one “road closed” sign only to encounter a checkpoint with police stopping people from driving thru. They say it will be open in August. Was disappointed but there are plenty of other...More

Date of experience: July 2018
22  Thank E3831PCjessicad
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Ke’e Beach is a beautiful beach at the end of the North shore road. It is worth the journey but go early for close parking, it is popular for good reason!!! We enjoyed the walk in the area, while it was obvious this is a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We drove to the end of the road and parked. The beach had a sign that said it was closed and the lifeguard was gone, so no problem with parking today. We decided to go for a walk along the entire beach and listened to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Darryl H
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Small beach area, but still lovely. Beautiful rocky point at one end with rock shelves to sit on. Clean. Lifeguard protected. Very crowded. Located directly across from the starting point of Kalalau Trail. Small parking lot, but I had no problem finding parking. There was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Kimi211
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