Secret Beach Kauai

Secret Beach Kauai
Secret Beach Kauai

Long stretches of golden sand, sheer cliff walls, and a good view of the Kauai Lighthouse make Secret Beach vacations stand out from stays in other island areas. Though it's not exactly a secret, Secret Beach Kauai, otherwise known as Kauapea Beach, is one of island beaches off the beaten path below Kilauea. Accessible by a fifteen-minute hiking trip via a steep ravine, Secret Beach is difficult to get to, so there are almost never crowds. Trekking to the beach with coolers, umbrellas, and other gear is a pain, so many tourists opt for an easier outing to somewhere such as Poipu Beach. This is a major perk for visitors. Campgrounds located only minutes away make up for the lack of hotels in Secret Beach Kauai.

Secret Beach Kauai has no facilities, but if that doesn't deter you, you'll be rewarded by the great scenery and the many things to do. Ideal for sunbathing, fishing, swimming, paddling, surfing, and bodyboarding, this beach has a lot going for it. Elemental colors combine to create a beautiful setting ideal for watching the day go by and soaking up a sunset or two. Visitors should look for a large parking lot that is connected to the ravine and the trail leading down to the beach, which is located on the western side of Kilauea Point.

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Mokuaeae Island, Kalalau Trail, and Puukumu Stream are all nearby attractions to visit during Secret Beach vacations. There are great Kauai golfing opportunities nearby for anyone who wants a combination of beach time and golf time. There are no actual hotels in Secret Beach Kauai, but there are many great accommodation choices nearby in Princeville and Hanalei. This beach is definitely worth the arduous hike.

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