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Tunnels Beach

7640 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI 96714
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A beach in the northern part of Kauai.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“haena beach” (51 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (73 reviews)
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7640 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI 96714
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"haena beach"
in 51 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 73 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 55 reviews
"parking spot"
in 35 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 38 reviews
"north shore"
in 54 reviews
"outer reef"
in 16 reviews
"dry cave"
in 29 reviews
"limited parking"
in 27 reviews
"bali hai"
in 17 reviews
"haena state park"
in 12 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 49 reviews
"strong currents"
in 10 reviews
"one lane bridges"
in 11 reviews
"monk seal"
in 33 reviews
"shallow water"
in 13 reviews
"colorful fish"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In the fall, September, the beach was closed for one day because of wind/currents. Anyway, we lucked out, parked on a side street and snorkled. We were about to leave when somebody mentioned the turtle. So we put on the snorkle gear and went out...More

1  Thank myworkshed
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best snorkeling. Unfortunately, due to the floods and washed-out roads, it is inaccessible until further notice. Only those with proof they live there can pass the roadblock, and only on certain days. Try nearby Annini Beach instead.

3  Thank Tracey H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The snorkeling at this beach is primarily why we drove halfway around the island to get here, and it didn't disappoint. The variety and abundance of tropical fish was very impressive. We went during the summer, so the water was fairly calm. My mask kept...More

3  Thank IslandLovinTwosome
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here twice. The first time was excellant snorkeling. The second was during a storm. Caught in a downpour and the beach was closed because of the intense waves. So as always, watch the weather.

1  Thank christi400
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

It appears Tunnels Beach will be closed for a couple of months as engineers and construction crews redesign and rebuild roads and parking on Kauai's North Shore, after Hanalei Beach. The local government has a trailer blocking the road and you most have documentation that...More

17  Thank JoeKauai2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Every year our family heads to Tunnels Beach to hang out and snorkel. Just approximately 7-10 Miles past Hanalei GET THERE EARLY for any parking because it’s limited along the residential areas. You can continue down the road to the park or go to the...More

8  Thank Colene Correia R
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

It's a drive, especially if you are staying on the south side. Go early and grab a parking spot. It'll be less crowded too. Long stretch of sand. Some campers. I heard someone say this is the breeding ground for sharks. Haven't seen any myself.

4  Thank AdventureTripping
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Tunnels Beach is absolutely beautiful! The waves were stunning. The drive was worth it. The only drawback is parking is limited. So if your going - go early! Have breakfast in Princeville then drive on.

4  Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Road was still closed as of May 12. Nothing past Hanalei Bay is accessible at this point. Sad to miss this beach, hope Kauai can get the help they need to remove all the debris and repair roads after the floods.

11  Thank Whitney B
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

We tried to go here yesterday from Princeville but, as of 5/5/2018 the road to get there is closed .. I’m guessing due to the flooding last month :( hoping to try again later in our trip!

9  Thank Eva S
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hanalei_princess
July 7, 2018|
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Response from hanalei_princess |
Hi Amy Can you let me know what alternate trails you found and also snorkeling? Thanks and hope you had a great time!!!
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