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Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming...

Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.

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Muddy Ascent but worth it

Do yourself a favor. Go to Paddle Paddle in Hanalei and buy a hiking stick. Its a very muddy ascent and you will slip and fall. Offseason, the small Parking lot fills up by 8am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Newport Beach, California
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quick Notes: - VERY limited parking. Lines started, be courteous of others waiting - The hike is slick and uneven - wear shoes for stability (not flip flops) - You may not be able to swim depending on the tide. Looked treacherous. I'd seen a lot of pictures of this place and really wanted to go on my visit to... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favor. Go to Paddle Paddle in Hanalei and buy a hiking stick. Its a very muddy ascent and you will slip and fall. Offseason, the small Parking lot fills up by 8am on wkends, 9 on wkdays. Take a sm backpack with water. Its not for the weak. You will have mud on you til you scrub... More 

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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorite places on the island. It's a little dicey to get to if you're elderly or have little kids, but it's fun to swim in on a calm day. (Apparently people die here all the time from storm waves)

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Rohnert Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not for the old or unsteady. To get there you have about a half mile hike, half of which is downhill at steep angles on a wet, muddy, slippery path. When you get to the ocean level your greeted with a statistical sign spelling out how many people have been killed at Queen's Bath this year. This is... More 

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we live on kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anytime u venture out into the ocean in any of the hawaiian islands u really need to be careful. U can be swept off the rocks at anytime...Never swim alone and really be careful... Kauai is so beautiful but u must be vigilant when u r swimming. All of us who live her are very much aware of the fury... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk from Regis to trailhead is about 20 minutes...walk or wait a long long time Tiny tiny tiny parking lot that fills up early. There's no other parking and areally long wait. When we finished our hike there we're 12 cars waiting at an 7 car lot! Very muddy trail and fairly steep. Watch your step and pay attention.... More 

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Thank SanMo
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Queen's Bath is not a sandy beach - it is all rocks and the oceans crashes agains a semi-circle wall of rocks. People jump off of the rocks - the lowest jump point is about 6 0r 7 feet and the highest around 30 feet. There are warnings all over the place about drowning danger which makes sense since the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Queen's Bath in September when the waves pick up from the North so we didn't actually go in the pool due to high waves. However, walking along the lava rocks was still a really cool experience. In fact, I think the high waves made it even more exciting. You can see the coast line to the left... More 

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, age 9, my husband and I decided to venture to the Queen's Bath based on the recommendations. Well, first off, parking is horrendous! We went multiple times and left due to no parking. One time we got lucky and someone was leaving. There is about 10 legal spots to park. Don't try to park outside the area or... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Your first Queen's Bath is finding it. It is purposely designed that way - so that it is not overrun with too many tourists. The place is beautiful but you must exercise caution not only getting there but also once there - you absolutely do not want to get too close to the water that will put over the edge... More 

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