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Tunnels Beach

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Address: 7640 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI 96714

A beach in the northern part of Kauai.

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Extraordinary, epic beach

This is an unspoiled beach; hard to find; a hidden gem!. Beautiful, crescent shaped sandy beach fringes a stunning mountain backdrop. There is incredible snorkeling when the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an unspoiled beach; hard to find; a hidden gem!. Beautiful, crescent shaped sandy beach fringes a stunning mountain backdrop. There is incredible snorkeling when the ocean conditions allow. The downside---minimal parking, hard to find and no restrooms. Lots to see nearby (Ke'e beach, Haena beach, Kalalau trail, etc.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a long, beautiful beach with good snorkeling and stunning views of the NaPali cliffs. There are signs warning people that the currents here are strong, so use caution. Monk seals were sleeping on the sand one day when we were here.

Thank cgpjs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to walk down to the area sheltered from the waves by the off shore reef and there is still significant currents but the snorkeling is awesome! Navigating in and around the close to shore reefs and eventually out to the drop off and the back edge of the shoreline reefs offers up views of many different reef fish,... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, so natural and unspoilt, soft golden sand with a gorgeous backdrop of the start of the Napali coast. Despite the warnings against swimming and the strong rip currents (and there definitely are so do be careful) there is an area of water which is pretty sheltered from this and was even ok for our little 4 year old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reviews say this is an amazing place for snorkeling but the ocean conditions dictate here. Currents were too strong for it today. I can see why it would be marvelous. It is beautiful even for beach combing. We came across a few tiny treasures. Closer to the cave, there are lifeguards.

1 Thank Terry S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is winter which means the surf is way too rough to snorkel, we were able to see a cute monk seal on the beach! There are also beautiful views and picture opportunities.

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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

It was too wavy to swim (bad riptides too) when we visited, so we watched the surfers an visited the "tunnel". Saw a turtle and a seal, nice spot!

1 Thank Kinneylynn
Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Beautiful surroundings with a nice swimming area. I think this is my favorite beach on Kauai. Great scuba diving in the summer and great surfing in the winter. Breaks pretty far out not for beginners. A little hard to find you need to park on a small street that doesn't have a lot of parking, almost looks like an alley.... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Tunnels Beach was a well-recieved recommendation from a friend, and an incredible one at that. Tunnels is a beach with soft golden sand and turquoise waters, backed by the dramatic emerald cliffsides and mountains iconic of north Kauai. It connects with Ha'ena Beach Park, which is where you're more likely to find parking as they have a lot (an equally... More 

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richmond, bc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

we visited here to see the caves on the other side of the beach... they were spectacular. But when we tried to find the tunnel beach, we were told by locals that it's just s regular beach, it's not really a 'tunnel' looking beach. nice beach regardless, seemed to be very popular with the locals.

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