Salt Pond Beach Park

Photo by Douglas Peebles
Hanalei Bay

Named for its traditional Hawaiian salt collecting ponds, this beach is protected by an outside reef with potential good winter snorkeling, fishing and swimming (conditions vary). Public parking, bathrooms and showers.

CAMPING PERMITS

Visit Kaua‘i County's website for info and applications

Things To Do
  • Swimming
  • Bodyboarding
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Beach walks
  • Family days
  • Camping
Cool Because

Protected cove in trade winds is a favorite Monk Seal hangout.

Hazards

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

Topography

Sandy beach is a little steeper than most. Shoreline has mixed sand and rock shelves. Mostly sandy mixed with reef underwater.

Not Good For

Surfing. Large outside reef protects bay from surf swells.

Surf Forecast

1-3 ft.

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