Kauapea (Secret Beach)
A.K.A. Secret Beach • Photo by Wasabi
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.
- Family days
It’s not really secret but hard to get to and therefore less-crowded.
Extremely strong currents. Dangerous shorebreak. Dangerous waves breaking on rocks.
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.