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Tunnels Beach, Wainiha

#5 of 36 in Beaches in Kauai
Beach · Nature / Park
Views of canyons and lush green maquis sculpt the backdrop at Tunnels Beach. The crescent-shaped beach and its large reef provide an excellent spot for diving and snorkeling, as the reef creates a barrier from the strong currents arriving from the north shore. Admire the jagged canyons and deep valleys eroded over time due to heavy rainfall. The volcanic formation of the island, visible through the underwater caverns formed from lava tubes, makes the beach an ideal snorkeling spot. Surfers can also benefit from the impressive waves beyond the reef. Try scuba diving and explore the inner and outer coral reefs, home to immense marine life, including sea turtles. Plan your Tunnels Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wainiha using our Wainiha tour itinerary planner.
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  • Do you need to pay the Haena State Park fee to enter of you can enter tunnels beach for free? I'm trying to understand this part so if anyone knows it would be very helpful :)  more »
  • We just arrived in time for the sunset and the view was mesmerizing. Kids had a great time in the water.  more »
  • This is a great beach for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and sun tanning. Parking is at a premium so get there early and don't move you car once you have a spot. Take advantage of the local...  more »
  • Beautiful, pristine beach, well kept
  • Do not come here pls
  • Been gone thirty years. Coming back soon. Best beach I've ever been to from Zihua to Vancouver, BC and three islands of Hawai'i. Awesome reef and the underwater 'Tunnels'. Look it up. There's even a 'Tunnels Shark', the white tips swimming below you as you're lounging on the beach. BTW, that's not sand. It's finely ground coral. Doesn't stick. Stand up, shake it off. If it rains, water's about 78, rain's 78. Who cares? Heaven on earth.
  • My favorite beach in Kauai so far!
  • All most got a ten by shark

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