Kauapea (Secret Beach)

A.K.A. Secret Beach • Photo by Wasabi
Hanalei Bay

High cliff walls, long stretches of sand, and a view of the Kilauea lighthouse make this beach one of Kauai's treasures. A 15 minute hike gets you to the beach. Dirt parking lot. No facilities.

Things To Do
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Sunbathing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Fishing
  • Family days
Cool Because

It’s not really secret but hard to get to and therefore less-crowded.

Hazards

Extremely strong currents. Dangerous shorebreak. Dangerous waves breaking on rocks.

Topography

Long, wide sandy beach with rocky points. Mostly sandy underwater.

Not Good For

Big beach expeditions. Leave your big coolers and heavy tents at home, while nicely isolated, it is also a little bit of a trek.

Surf Forecast

6-8 ft.

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