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Ke'e Beach, Kauai

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#8 of 26 in Beaches in Kauai
With its clear sea, greenery, and marine life, Ke'e Beach offers everything you would expect from a tropical paradise. According to the legend, the beach was the birthplace of hula dancing. You can hike coastal trails, swim, and watch the sunset here. Don't miss the opportunity to put on your snorkeling gear so you can see the colorful reef fish. The beach facilities include restrooms and showers, as well as a parking area. Due to the beach's popularity, finding a parking space can be tricky. Keep in mind that the beach is occasionally exposed to high surf that generates strong current; swimming and snorkeling during those times can be very perilous. Arrange your visit to Ke'e Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hanalei using our Hanalei online trip itinerary builder .
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  • The beach is at the end of the road on the north shore. The waves were very high when we were there and we were not able to snorkel, although I hear the snorkeling is good. We did enjoy a nice walk on...  more »
  • We arrived at the beach prior to sunrise. The parking filled up within 20 to 30 minutes of sunrise. It is a beautiful location. Most people park here and then go hiking. So, you will have the beach mo...  more »
  • This is an awesome beach to watch the surf, sunrise, sit in the sun etc. This is one of Hawaai's best beaches.  more »
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  • It was so beautiful. The water was calm and we floated and swam for hours on end. There's a reef next to he main beach and the fish there are amazing. The view of the Napali coast is beautiful when you are in the water. It's a great and safe place to go if you have kids.
  • Had the beach all to myself with the moonlight shimmering on the water and the Na'Pali cliffs looming above. Slept on my air mattress with the evening breeze on my face. Wild and free.
  • As a beach it is ok. A bit of submerged rock makes entry a little tricky. They are a bit slick. But the waves aren't too bad. There can be really nice sunsets here. Also, the trailhead for Kalalau is here.
  • Great place to go and snorkel, and relax. Be sure to get there early or prepare to park in the next town.
  • Beautiful beach, but parking can be difficult. The kalalau trail also start from here.

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