Ranked “One of the Most Breathtaking Beaches in the World” by Forbes, it is easy to see why. This beach has it all. From dreamy crystal blue waters and golden sand to picnic facilities, showers and pavilions. Calm waters make for the ideal snorkeling spot and Honu (sea turtles) can often be seen here enjoying the weather.
At Kukui’ula’s front doorstep rests the Kukui’ula Bay. This charming beach features a crescent of soft yellow sand and calm waters, where visitors can watch as Spouting Horn blows in the distance or partake in various water activities such as stand up paddling and outrigger canoe.
Protected by surrounding reef, this lagoon like area is perfect for small children. Shallow waters lap the shore and offer a great place for families to enjoy some fun in the sun with their little ones. Conditions are ideal in summer, when waves are manageable for guests of all sizes.
Located at the end of an old sugar cane road near Koloa Town, this quiet beach is a well-kept secret. While it isn’t easy to get to, the ride is worth the bumps. Vibrant aquamarine waters make the perfect surface for kite surfing, and when weather permits it, snorkeling. Walk the trail up the side of the mountain and enjoy views known mostly to locals.
Just a few moments west of Poipu Beach, Kiahuna offers the ideal location for beginning surfers and seasoned sand sliders. Surf lessons are available daily and visitors can also enjoy snorkeling at the nearby reef. This long stretch of sand gives your room to stretch out and restrooms are nearby.
Named one of the “Best Beaches on Earth” by Travel and Leisure Magazine, Polihale can be found on the westernmost point of Kauai. Consisting of several miles of white sand coastline, this quiet beach is celebrated for being especially remote. While surf and currents are intense during winter months, nearby Queen’s Pond offers calmer waters.
Shipwreck Beach, famous for its signature cliff face (offering thrill seekers/adrenaline junkies an impressive place to jump into the waters below), consists of a long stretch of warm sand and cool blue waters. Popular for surfing or walking the shoreline trail.
Located at Koloa Landing near Kukui’ula, this famous surf spot is a favorite amongst locals. Ideal for sunset surf sessions, Cow’s Head was named after a legend regarding a hungry shark and an unlucky cow.
Salt Pond Beach Park
Salt Pond can be found on the West Side near charming Hanapepe Town. A popular location for local families to barbecue and enjoy the sunset. The park receives its name from the natural sea salt that has been produced here for generations.