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Beautiful, largely preserved area

Just before the end of the road on the north shore, not well developed, but a dirt parking lot... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Everett, Washington
A Dreamlike Tropical Beach

Compared to a few other beaches nearby, there is a parking lot. We found a spot pretty easily, but... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Just before the end of the road on the north shore, not well developed, but a dirt parking lot. There's a lot of exploring to do, but we didn't notice anything formal. There were some buildings and equipment associated with perhaps the caretaker of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Compared to a few other beaches nearby, there is a parking lot. We found a spot pretty easily, but I imagine in peak season it can be pretty crowded. We walked east down the beach, which takes you over to Tunnels Beach. At least do...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank CAbeachLover
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We drove to the north end of the island to explore and finished here. It is stunning! This beach is protected from the wind and has beautiful sand, surf, shells and rocks! There were campers and it's opposite a dry cave you can wander into....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

This area feels a little more wild and jungley. It's relaxing and full of nature, but that also means dangers. Be mindful of others while driving to the area and be careful when it's raining as it can become slippery, muddy or flooded very quickly....More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Voodew
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

The park is beautiful and ends with ke'e beach. Parking is limited so be prepared. Nice place to hang out

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 715autumnm
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

This was the a great beach to relax and enjoy the view and swim too. The water was beautiful. It was turquoise more like you would see in the Caribbean. It was right across the road from the the dry cave and had showers too.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank lalat08
Reviewed January 24, 2018

We enjoyed watching the waves and surfers here. It's a neat beach, and really beautiful to look at. Enjoy!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mark42139
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

If you wanna watch surfers or are yourself interested in surfing this is an excellent place to be in the winter! Go early to get parking or you will end up a long ways away or getting a ticket because you parked in an area...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank petey3
Reviewed November 29, 2017

This is a really good beach but it can be hard to find parking. Don’t park where the signs say not to because they do ticket.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

It’s a bit of a drive on a narrow, winding road. But it’s a beautiful drive passing lots of beaches and Hanalei bay. There’s a cave created by the ocean that’s pretty cool to look at. The beach itself beautiful, but today the waves were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 935SheriK
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