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Address: Mile Marker 11, Kauai, HI
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This secluded beach was named after the nearby plantations that used...

This secluded beach was named after the nearby plantations that used donkeys and burros to transport cane to the fields.

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There's usually not a lot of people at Donkey Beach. it is one of the nude beaches on Kaua'i yet I rarely have seen any nudity there. not so great for surfing because Kealia beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2016
Paul B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Donkey Beach in August. Beautiful, idyllic beach! The waves here can be unpredictable though. After lugging all of our gear down to the beach, we thought the wiser of trying to get in the water. My husband and I are both excellent swimmers,however, having a healthy respect for the ocean, we thought the better of it. Also, beware... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

There's usually not a lot of people at Donkey Beach. it is one of the nude beaches on Kaua'i yet I rarely have seen any nudity there. not so great for surfing because Kealia beach nearby is much better . there is a nature reserve that is surrounding the beach, and a bike path that goes all the way there... More 

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Thank Paul B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a nice day at Donkey Beach. It was a little tricky to find at first. Other Trip Advisor directions were helpful! The beach was very secluded and the views were stunning! The waves were too rough to get into the ocean, but we enjoyed watching the surfers.

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Thank Tony D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We only found this secluded spot as we rode bikes on Kauai Path. It is set below the highway so it cannot be seen. I think there might be a small parking area off the road because I seen a path coming out of the vegetation. We just brought our bikes down to the beach. No matter how you get... More 

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Thank Mike O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A little hike down and onto this gorgeous secluded beach. It was the most beautiful beach I had ever seen. Spent several hours relaxing. Some topless women, but so few people there and spread out.

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Thank Susanne J
Frisco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We were on the bike/walking trail and stopped at the lookout for Donkey beach. When we looked down we saw something laying on the beach. We climbed down the rocks to the beach and found a Monk Seal sunning himself. There are plenty of signs to let you know not to disturb them so of course we didn't get too... More 

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Thank Helen P
Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a nice beach to visit for listening to the waves and reading a book in peace. Not many people around, and only a few surfers in the sea. Too dangerous for swimming. it must have been even better back before the paved trail when it was a naturist beach. It's a good place for a beach walk.

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

It may have been the rain, or that you had to take a bike path to get there, but this beach was totally empty, and amazing! It was really stunning and felt like we had our own private island. The waves were out of control, so we didn't step a foot in, but just enjoyed the view!

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Thank Kristi B
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's still a beautiful beach, but alas, I remember the beach from my first visits to Kauai in the late 1980s. It was a nude beach frequently only by visitors willing to take the trek across a farmer's sugar cane field down the unpaved road to the beach. Land developers bought the land and have built expensive homes on the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I made our way down to donkey beach this morning. We're so glad we decided to do this. There were probably a half dozen people on the whole beach. What a beautiful place - paradise!

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