The Beaches of Kauai

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Wander by the sea, should you ever need to find me…

We set off to explore new beaches and revisit old ones everyday we were on the island. There’s nothing quite like road tripping down the coastline and stopping at each patch that caught our eye. More beaches we visited and repeats from our last trip, HERE.

Hideaways Beach

Probably the most difficult beach we’ve tried to reach. We had to hike down a very steep “path” with only the aid of ropes tie to nearby trees. Once we finally made it down, it was the most glorious piece of earth we’ve laid eyes on. Quiet and small.

hideaways beach kauai

hideaways beach kauai

hideaways beach kauai

Tunnels Beach

One of the best places to snorkel on the island. A favorite of our from the first trip. Plus, a monk seal wobbled up to the sands for a nap!!

tunnels beach kauai

tunnels beach kauai

tunnels beach kauai

tunnels beach kauai

Glass Beach

An interesting beach made of colorful pieces of smoothed out glass. Most of it has been picked clean, but walk out a little further and you’ll find some more.

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Poipu Beach

It’s the most popular beach on the south side. Shallow waters for snorkeling and many kids around. It’s the most convenient beach that’s for everyone.

poipu beach kauai

poipu beach kauai

poipu beach kauai

Anini Beach Park

We came here a few times. There’s a campsite, so the crowd is mixed. The water is extremely shallow and there’s reports of sea turtles feeding here, though we’ve never found them!

anini beach kauai

anini beach kauai

anini beach kauai

anini beach kauai

anini beach kauai

Ke’e Beach

Another favorite beach of ours from the first trip. Amazing for snorkeling!

ke'e beach kauai

ke'e beach kauai

ke'e beach kauai

Polihale Beach Park

Out of reach from those not adventurous enough to off-road into the park. We literally drove for 20 minutes on the bumpiest dirt road to get here. It was so worth it. Miles of pristine sand with the Napali Coast framing it. It doesn’t get more beautiful than this. We also found washed up scary bluebottle jellyfishes.

polihale beach park kauai

polihale beach park kauai

polihale beach park kauai

polihale beach park kauai

polihale beach park kauai

polihale beach park kauai

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Also we’ve been to Wainiha Bay and the St. Regis beaches (click to open posts).

More pics from our first trip: Ke’e, Tunnels, Queens Bath, Hanalei and Kalapaki Beach.

  • Wow your photographs of the beaches are absolutely gorgeous! My family and I visited visited Maui a few years ago and your really making me want to take the next flight to Hawaii!

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    • Wow! I really want to explore Maui. Hawaii really is such a special place!

  • Great selection. Glass Beach looks excellent.

    • Thanks! Definitely the most interesting beach!

  • I can’t get over how clean all the beaches are. So beautiful. It’s nice to see a state taking such good care of their beaches.

    POLIHALE has to be my favorite. Can’t wait to visit!

    V
    Life+1

    • Yes, Polihale is my fave as well!! Hope you have a great time when you go!

  • Sydney Nguyen

    Eeks, these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I need to go there as soon as possible :)

    Syd
    The Style Roll