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Salt Pond Beach Park

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Address: Lokokai Road, Hwy 50, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840
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Nice place to play

We went here to go look to spear something but instead ended up just playing in the water. Later on we watched a guy grab a speargun and go much further out than we were going to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Coug8491
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Richland, Washington
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Richland, Washington
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151 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here to go look to spear something but instead ended up just playing in the water. Later on we watched a guy grab a speargun and go much further out than we were going to go Spearfishing. It has a taco stand in the parking lot which is very nice. Everything about the beach was very pleasant. I... More 

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Seattle, WA
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is small but very scenic like everything else on Kauai. It's a protected bay so the waves are small and it's shallow a ways out so it's safe for swimming. Bring some type of floaty and enjoy yourself.

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the afternoon at this local family beach. There is a protected area for shallow water fun. A reef breaks the surf and leaves a lovely waist high area to wade and explore the sandy bottom. Covered picnic tables, restrooms and outdoor shower add to the convenience. The beach is long enough that a lot of people can enjoy... More 

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Thank Edythe S
Ogden, Utah
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466 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a shallow protected area that is perfect for little kids. I sa several babies playing in the water. There are picnic tables and restrooms.

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Thank Patty W
San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is uncrowded, yet it has picnic facilities and lifeguards, making it ideal for families. The water is protected, and swimming and snorkeling appear to be safe.

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Thank Bonnie L
Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Kauai in January 2016 and had several days under a high surf warning. After trying to snorkel in one supposedly protected area and getting tossed around, we visited Salt Pond the following day (still under high surf warning). The bay is sheltered by lava rocks which kept the wave action to a minimum. The calmest waters are on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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193 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very quaint beach that is usually not crowded. You can snorkel, swim and hike and just hang out. The view is amazing.

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Thank Don C
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely protected area to swim and watch Hawaiian Monk Seals if you are lucky. If you find locals working in the salt ponds...stop and have a chat...they just might invite you to talk story and share some local salt.

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Thank E K
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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243 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great beach for young and old. It was quiet when we visited, plenty of beach available. We were on the “older folks” side and had plenty of beautiful sandy beach to spread out on. Toward the other end was the keiki (children’s) pool which is more like a tidal pool with easy spots for kids to wade... More 

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Thank David D
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I discovered Salt Pond Beach on a recent trip to Kauai. After spending the previous day at Poipu Beach, which while nice was really crowded, we found Salt Pond Beach which is located in the southwestern part of the island near Hanapepe. It is a delightful beach, much larger and less crowded than Poipu. It has a... More 

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