Ke'e Beach

A.K.A. Ha'ena State Park, End-of-the-Road • Photo by Wasabi
Kee Beach

This is the end of the road, literally. The last beach accessible by car on the north shore, Ke'e's gentle ocean lagoon is best utilized in the calm ocean conditions of the summer. The lagoon is protected from waves by reefs which provide good snorkeling during these seasonal calms. A view of the entire Na Pali coast stretches westwards from this point. Public parking, bathrooms and showers.

Things To Do
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Sunsets
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Beach walks
  • Family days
  • Hiking
Cool Because

Incredible Na Pali sunsets from the point.

Hazards

Strong currents. Dangerous waves breaking on rocks, ledges and reefs. Sharp coral and slippery rocks.

Topography

Mostly sandy shoreline with rock shelves and a rocky point. Mixed reef and sand underwater.

Not Good For

Romantic quiet time. Unless you arrive very early or stay very late, Ke'e is one of Kauai's more popular beaches and often has a good sized crowd.

Warning - High Surf

20-25 ft.

Read full ocean report

User Rating

Click a star to vote

2.8 / 5 (677 votes)

lifeguarded

become a sponsor

Your Questions Answered!

The Explorer's Guide to Kauai answers all the frequently asked questions from the discussions on this website, including the questions you didn't know to ask. Plus, there's detailed Kauai vacation maps and neighborhood info...Show me!

Let's Discuss (199 comments)

leave a comment

William

Aug 29, 2006 4:57AM

sela lincoln

Sep 29, 2006 8:24AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Oct 08, 2006 10:21AM

Clone

Jan 11, 2007 6:52PM

Richardmac

Jan 22, 2007 12:29PM

Jeanne McDermott

Feb 12, 2007 3:49PM

Kitty

Feb 14, 2007 8:25PM

Patrick

Feb 21, 2007 8:39PM

Catherine Parnell

Apr 18, 2007 6:46AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 18, 2007 10:23AM

David Goldberg

Apr 24, 2007 8:54AM

Ray

Apr 29, 2007 6:59PM

Justin Britt

Jun 13, 2007 10:33AM

llano

Jun 21, 2007 9:35AM

Mike

Jun 23, 2007 1:34AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jun 23, 2007 9:05AM

Emily

Jun 28, 2007 1:44PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jun 28, 2007 3:22PM

Karen

Jul 01, 2007 10:31AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jul 01, 2007 2:23PM

BG

Jul 05, 2007 2:45AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jul 05, 2007 8:20AM

Karen

Jul 06, 2007 5:07PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jul 06, 2007 7:25PM

Kauaiguy

Aug 06, 2007 8:17PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 06, 2007 8:29PM

Mike

Aug 20, 2007 5:28PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 20, 2007 8:59PM

Lindigo

Aug 31, 2007 6:31AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 31, 2007 8:57AM

Darlene

Oct 19, 2007 7:04AM

Darlene

Oct 24, 2007 6:38AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Oct 24, 2007 6:58AM

eb

Nov 07, 2007 4:28PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Nov 07, 2007 10:47PM

Karen

Nov 12, 2007 1:47PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Nov 12, 2007 3:52PM

Jason

Dec 20, 2007 2:13AM

Wes

Jan 04, 2008 7:45PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jan 04, 2008 8:23PM

Laur

Jan 05, 2008 6:01PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jan 06, 2008 6:58AM

NIKITA

Jan 26, 2008 11:23PM

mg

Jan 28, 2008 2:53PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jan 28, 2008 8:41PM

Karlos

Feb 07, 2008 10:03PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Feb 09, 2008 1:37AM

Heidi

Feb 18, 2008 6:42PM

Lisa

Mar 23, 2008 7:22AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Mar 23, 2008 2:35PM

lisa sebelle

Mar 30, 2008 3:23AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Mar 30, 2008 5:59PM

Jim

Apr 02, 2008 7:35AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 03, 2008 6:17PM

Pierrette

Apr 04, 2008 11:07PM

Lacey Kim

Apr 04, 2008 11:19PM

Valerie

Apr 05, 2008 4:37AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 07, 2008 8:50PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 07, 2008 9:01PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 07, 2008 9:05PM

Mike

Apr 21, 2008 12:02AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 22, 2008 8:58PM

Suzanne

Apr 27, 2008 4:53PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 28, 2008 8:03PM

Jan

May 08, 2008 8:09AM

debra

Jun 03, 2008 2:43AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jun 03, 2008 6:51PM

Summer

Jun 27, 2008 5:20AM

chad lifeguard 24

Jul 03, 2008 5:58AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jul 03, 2008 7:57PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jul 03, 2008 8:55PM

Blaine

Aug 06, 2008 3:10PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 06, 2008 7:17PM

Steve

Aug 16, 2008 3:34PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 17, 2008 5:04PM

Kone

Aug 29, 2008 9:44AM

wallace

Aug 29, 2008 1:51PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 29, 2008 4:36PM

Bob

Sep 14, 2008 10:56PM

JB

Sep 21, 2008 6:09PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Sep 22, 2008 7:03PM

Alyssa

Sep 25, 2008 8:20PM

Ricki

Nov 17, 2008 5:36PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Nov 20, 2008 11:54PM

Lisa

Dec 29, 2008 10:33PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Dec 31, 2008 6:40PM

Steve

Mar 04, 2009 4:33AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Mar 04, 2009 6:34PM

Mike

Mar 08, 2009 5:27AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Mar 08, 2009 4:34PM

Robert

Apr 03, 2009 5:45AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 03, 2009 5:33PM

carmen

Apr 05, 2009 5:05PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 05, 2009 9:38PM

Bob Russell

Apr 11, 2009 2:15AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 12, 2009 5:05PM

smoothking

Apr 15, 2009 12:37AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 16, 2009 5:36PM

Ann (Glad to be amongst the living!)

Apr 17, 2009 5:02PM

beth

Apr 17, 2009 9:29PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 17, 2009 11:53PM

Sergio

Apr 19, 2009 12:06AM

chris

May 22, 2009 6:13PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

May 23, 2009 5:46PM

Dale

Jun 03, 2009 8:18PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jun 03, 2009 10:04PM

Gary Peterson

Jun 08, 2009 3:56PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jun 09, 2009 6:56PM

Simon

Jun 21, 2009 10:17AM

Kate

Jun 27, 2009 10:58PM

Peter

Jun 28, 2009 2:48PM

Noah

Jun 30, 2009 7:17PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jul 01, 2009 3:44PM

Beth (also glad to be amongst the living!)

Jul 12, 2009 7:04PM

Krystie

Jul 15, 2009 12:35AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jul 18, 2009 6:01PM

Marty

Aug 02, 2009 3:44PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 02, 2009 6:53PM

Valerie

Aug 02, 2009 11:27PM

Ernie Torres

Aug 07, 2009 5:21PM

Nila Jackson

Aug 08, 2009 5:26AM

ashley

Aug 09, 2009 8:26AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 09, 2009 7:19PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 09, 2009 7:47PM

Jeff

Aug 10, 2009 9:12PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 11, 2009 3:01AM

Stacy Bresler

Aug 11, 2009 6:12PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Aug 12, 2009 12:18AM

Sara Duke

Aug 17, 2009 6:16PM

Erik

Aug 25, 2009 5:22AM

Jamie

Sep 01, 2009 5:29PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Sep 06, 2009 5:15PM

Mike Dude

Sep 09, 2009 10:48PM

Vikki Carr

Oct 18, 2009 3:48PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Oct 18, 2009 5:30PM

Kim

Oct 26, 2009 3:55PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Oct 30, 2009 5:40PM

Heidi

Nov 03, 2009 5:24AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Nov 09, 2009 5:22AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Nov 09, 2009 5:22AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Nov 09, 2009 5:22AM

Heidi

Nov 17, 2009 11:44PM

mo

Nov 20, 2009 5:37AM

Stacy

Nov 24, 2009 4:08AM

Sean

Nov 26, 2009 6:35AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Nov 26, 2009 4:51PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Nov 26, 2009 4:57PM

Brad Cruz

Nov 28, 2009 9:23PM

Keith

Nov 29, 2009 2:49PM

Julie

Dec 12, 2009 6:02PM

bradley

Jan 04, 2010 6:11PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Jan 05, 2010 7:49AM

Jason Cook

Jan 08, 2010 6:53PM

susan

Jan 31, 2010 7:58PM

Judy

Feb 01, 2010 4:18PM

Lisa

Mar 13, 2010 4:39PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Mar 13, 2010 5:18PM

Chrissy

Mar 13, 2010 11:58PM

Artie

Mar 24, 2010 2:04AM

Elizabeth

Mar 29, 2010 1:58AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Mar 29, 2010 9:50PM

Jenny

Apr 15, 2010 7:22AM

dave

Jul 08, 2010 5:10PM

Kimi

Aug 11, 2010 11:27PM

Adriana

Aug 11, 2010 11:50PM

Shana

Sep 04, 2010 1:33AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Sep 05, 2010 7:21PM

sean

Sep 19, 2010 9:34PM

Ed

Oct 21, 2010 6:59AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Oct 21, 2010 6:31PM

Bruce

Dec 20, 2010 2:08AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Dec 21, 2010 6:02PM

Jack

Mar 07, 2011 8:28PM

Matt

Mar 29, 2011 12:05AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Mar 29, 2011 5:51PM

Jen

Apr 08, 2011 2:57AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 08, 2011 4:36PM

David

Apr 21, 2011 12:41PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Apr 21, 2011 12:57PM

Bernadette

Jun 01, 2011 3:17PM

Fernando

Aug 19, 2011 12:46AM

juju

Jan 24, 2012 5:42PM

KET

Feb 02, 2012 5:40AM

Erik

Feb 29, 2012 3:48AM

Celine

Mar 03, 2012 1:20PM

BJ

Mar 14, 2012 9:31AM

David Hamilton

Mar 26, 2012 5:11PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Mar 27, 2012 6:45PM

Bob Humphrey

Dec 10, 2012 6:50PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Dec 13, 2012 7:17AM

Steph Kolman

Jan 05, 2013 5:45PM

Mo

Feb 05, 2013 7:27AM

Kauai Explorer Staff

Feb 05, 2013 11:55AM

Greg

Feb 18, 2013 5:15PM

MattK

May 26, 2013 9:35PM

Kauai Explorer Staff

May 28, 2013 7:36AM

Jarrod

Jun 04, 2013 9:11AM

Colleen Way

Jan 24, 2014 6:34PM

Cici

Jul 09, 2014 1:55PM

top of comments

Leave a comment:



  Please enter security code*:
  

Note: Comments will be reviewed for relevancy before being posted. Any content deemed inappropriate or offensive may be edited and/or deleted. Please allow 24 hours for approval. Emails will not be visible or used in any way, and are not required. Emails allow us to contact you to let you know when your comment has been posted.