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Address: Lolokai Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, HI

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Gorgeous local sunsets!

This is a really interesting local hang out. Next to the beach and at the end of a private airport, is where they have been drying salt for generations. The area is the perfect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
Anne M
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Kaysville, Utah
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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Salt Pond is a very popular local beach, you can get a permit and camp there also. The beach itself has a great sandy bottom and is excellent for swimming and light body surfing. There is also a protected area that is wonderful for small children.

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Kaysville, Utah
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158 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a really interesting local hang out. Next to the beach and at the end of a private airport, is where they have been drying salt for generations. The area is the perfect place to end your day with a sunset and dinner. Respect the area, the traditions there have been around a long time. Actually respect all of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a nice protected beach with small waves that is good for swimming. The sand is very soft and warm. The actual salt ponds are little hard to find, but it is very anticlimactic. Nice beach stop though.

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Thank Mike O
Richmond
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Went by the Salt ponds and they are there, right near Port Allen Air Field. There are people nearby at the beach and if there was action at the Air field they might come over here as well. Generally not an exciting tourist stop.

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Thank bilewis
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,052 reviews
1,677 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, calm beach with smallish waves and warm sand. It's pretty, of course, even if it's a little hard to find. It was worth the search, though!

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Spent part of a day here just sitting on the beach and enjoying the day. Was a nice place, great for small kids as there are 2 shalow, sandy coves. The monk seal resting on the beach was just a bonus.

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Thank Katie S
Seaside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Salt Pond is our regular stop whenever we are here in Kauai. It's centrally located to friends and family, so we gather here every time. It's great for swimming, fishing, picnicking and gathering opihi. This is a great place for the little ones to swim because there is shallow protected place for them to swim safely.

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Thank Daniel G
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We visited in January, which is not the time of year for salt processing. There are no signs there to give one information about the process. We just happened to see a car parked and asked the woman inside if she knew about the ponds. Lucky for us! Her family is one of the families who work the ponds. She... More 

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Milwaukee , WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

🌴🐚☀️Kauai Beach Ratings☀️🐚🌴 Family friendly 1-5 ratings (5 being the best) Salt pond park beach (hanapepe) Beauty: 5 - A rich diverse ecosystem with glowing turquoise waters and rolling hills of sand. Safety: 5 - A family friendly beach, great sun and shady spots with a breezy wind, a protective natural barrier around a shallow warm pool of ocean water... More 

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This beach is a little sparse and warm (even in October). If you are into sun worship and hotter temps, this is the place for you. Not a lot of shade to be had, but there are several structures and restrooms (big enough to change in - not just port-o-potties). The active salt recovery area is adjacent - nobody was... More 

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