Relax at Kauai's Secret Beach

Hawaii Kilauea Point Parking

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Secret beach is a remote beach on Kauai’s north shore. The beach offers turquoise waters and sandy shores with picturesque views of the Kilauea lighthouse. Check out this adventure for information on the waterfalls.

Is a so-called ‘secret beach’ that sits on Secret Beach Road considered secret anymore? Perhaps not, but don’t let that deter you from exploring the depths of Kauai’s renown Kauapea Beach, more widely known as Secret Beach.

The 3,000-foot long north shore beach is known for it’s size, privacy, and scenery. Its location between Kalihiwai Bay and Kilauea Point sets the beach up for pure photographic success and unfaltering coastal enjoyment. You will find lava pools to your left and the majority of the beach’s offerings to the right, including multiple tidal pools, a waterfall, and even some people basking in the clothing-optional ways of the western-most end of the beach.

The waters tend to be rough, especially in the winter, so visitors should use their best judgement before jumping into the ocean. If safe, a swim in these turquoise blue waters is highly recommended.

The walk from the parking lot to the beach is a long, steep dirt path. But the views of the Kilauea lighthouse and vast north shore coastline that are served up as soon as you hit the sand make everything about this beach worthwhile. Despite being a popular local and tourist destination, you will never find the beach to be overcrowded.

Pack List

  • Bathing suit
  • Towels
  • Surfboard, boogie board, fins or other equipment
  • Food and drinks for the day
  • Camera
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Activities:

Bodysurfing, Chillin, Photography, Surfing, Swimming

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Groups
Scenic
Waterfall

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over 1 year ago

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Love this beach! Spent a summer here, great surf, never crowded except for a few local full moon parties. Best part was the daily 5am swim with the Dolphins!

over 1 year ago

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