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“rip currents”(5 reviews)
The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It is not a swimming beach but the views are spectacular.
Highway 560, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This has to be one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. We stumbled upon it, catching glimpses of it from higher up off a narrow road with minimal parking. You figure out how to get down a trail and there it is...secluded, beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ColoradoYankee
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here twice on our vacation after watching the YouTube videos of the big waves crashing here. Google big waves Kauai and you can see for yourself. The waves were not that big this time but still fun to watch and the beach was not...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

If you go the the Beach, take a chair & decompress! It is amazing how tranquil it is even though the waters may boil & thunder! The lava 'walls' are beautiful & the beach is long & not crowded.....

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited this beach in October on our last day of our trip. We had heard that waves were going to exceed 20 feet high! We were on our way to the Limahuli Garden Preserve and decided to check out this off-the-beaten-path beach. The views...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Adam S
Reviewed November 29, 2017

This beach has a couple of entrances from the highway. There are no designated signs for the beach, so you have to know what you are looking for. I got the coordinates from Google Earth. We went in November so the surf was roaring. It...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Vincent S
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Wait for cool swells and go swimming in the lagoon, be aware that this is the open pacific with rip currents, then just enjoy and have fun, best smashing waves on Kauai!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Hjalmar007
Reviewed November 10, 2017

My partner and I stopped by this beach on our drive back from the Napali Coast. I read that the beach was dangerous and not good for swimming, but super beautiful and worth stopping to check it out, even if just for a few minutes....More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank JTF_1977
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Stopping by this beach is always a must-do when we come to Kauai! This is one of the largest, deepest beaches you'll see. Never feels crowded. Good for boogie boarding (but be careful, and make sure you feel confident in your swimming abilities!). No bathrooms...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed September 7, 2017

In the summertime the waves are strong but not as dangerous as the winter. This is a relatively secluded beach. We arrived around 8:30 in the morning in the summer and were the only people on the long beach. It was a little hard to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank thedelilama
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Parking is limited and there is no sign. One of the widest beaches I have ever been to. Long walk to the shoreline and sand can get dangerously hot so you must wear shoes. On the edge of the beach is a river where lots...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank J M
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