Secret Beach

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Secret Beach
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Nina G
8 contributions
Dreamy beach!!
Jul 2021
This beach is worth the hike down, but keep in mind that you need to hike back up so this wouldn't be recommended for super young children, the elderly, or anyone with health issues. It's not a swimming beach because the surf was strong but you will pretty much be one of the few on the beach so it's nice to just soak in the beauty, have a picnic, read, nap, and explore. It's the most beautiful beach that we visited on our trip to Kauai! It is a very special place and we would definitely return in the future.
Written July 25, 2021
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Max
Boston, MA47 contributions
A secluded gem
Jul 2021
A short hike leads to one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. Surf was way too strong for swimming - don’t bother bringing snorkeling gear or expect to go deeper than your knees in the water. Bring a book and plenty of refreshments, and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take a walk down to the east side! In this empty end of the beach, folks may just hang out to dry.
Written July 13, 2021
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Rachel
Lawrence, KS126 contributions
Tourists beware
Jun 2021 • Couples
Tourists beware- this area is very isolated and you may run into some strange people. We didn’t feel safe here and are glad we didn’t hike down to the beach. As we were pulling into the parking area, a strange gypsy couple came walking from the direction of the beach path. We turned the car around to leave & they came over to our car window and asked for a ride “to the end of the road.” (Which wouldn’t have done them much good anyway, as the road led to the highway, and would still have been miles from the nearest town). The young man was covered in rings, hoop earrings, and glitter. We politely said No and drove off. The man was doing a weird dance and flipping us off as we drove away. When we got to Kalihiwai Road, a truck deliberately swerved towards us (a couple of local men). We didn’t feel welcome in this area. I’m sure it’s a beautiful beach, but there are some areas tourists are better off avoiding.
Written June 13, 2021
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Ga-ATL
Atlanta164 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2021
Well tell me what beach on Maui is not? I private small intimate location. A small opening lets in in from the road and then it is awesome.
Written March 27, 2021
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Jon H
Kauai, HI34 contributions
Plenty of soft sand and spectacular surf await you as a reward for making it down the muddy trail
Dec 2020
Take twenty minutes to make your way down a fairly steep muddy trail to be rewarded by a huge open beach with plenty of soft sand and crashing surf. Enjoy watching the experienced body board surfers taking on the huge breakers, join them if you're feeling brave.
Strangely, going back up seemed easier than going down.
Written December 5, 2020
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4boyzmom
Eureka, MT121 contributions
Kaua'i's Worst Kept secret
Mar 2019 • Couples
The front desk staff at our hotel said this beach was a must see when on Kaua'i. The trailhead was a little tricky to find, but well worth the effort! The hike down is kind of steep so wear good shoes especially if it has rained. Beach is beautiful and had a variety of photo spots! Soft sand and black lava rocks with waves and blue sky in the distance! What's not to love!
Written March 1, 2020
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jessie j
Three Forks, MT79 contributions
Favorite beach!
Jan 2020
We loved Secret beach- it was gorgeous, not too crowded and well worth the hike. I almost hate to review so it doesn't become even more known. We will definitely go back!
Written February 4, 2020
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Safariholic
349 contributions
Very dangerous beach
Dec 2019 • Couples
A beach that is reached via a steep, muddy path throug the woods. Its NOT advisable to go into the water in wintertime due to the dangerous rip currents and shorebreaks. Bring water and a snack!
Written December 25, 2019
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Ken V
Charlotte, NC519 contributions
Best spot on the island.
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is without a doubt the best spot to relax on the island. It is a little trek down to it, but not even close to as demanding as the NaPali hikes. Probably 1/4 mile hike. Do your self a favor and bring along some beach chairs, find a spot on the lava rock, take in the monster waves and relax. Wish I had one more peaceful day here.
Written December 20, 2019
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Laura F
5 contributions
A little challenging & muddy hike, but worth it
Nov 2019
The hike was a bit more than we realized, but well worth it! It is fairly steep, muddy, rocks & tree roots so a bit slow going- although the local "youngsters" were carrying surf boards barefoot down the hill! It was slippery in spots & don't step on the roots as they are very slick. Slow going down, but the beach is amazing! Lava rock tide pools were beautiful & the view of Kilauea lighthouse makes for a pretty picture. The surf was pretty rough, so just walked on the water's edge. Getting down to the beach was a fun & challenging part of the adventure. The hike up was much slower.... we didn't realize how steep it actually was!
Written December 3, 2019
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