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Tunnels Beach, Kauai

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#5 of 37 in Beaches in Kauai
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 Kauai using our Kauai tour itinerary planner.
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  • Be forewarned, this area is still closed due to flooding last year. The Na Pali coast is beautiful, but you need a helicopter or boat trip to see it. Book boats well in advance.  more »
  • You can't get to Tunnels Beach right now. It is closed to the public for now. You must have a special pass to get there. BUMBER  more »
  • Unfortunately the road is closed in Hanalei and there’s a monitored check point only allowing residents with permits to pass. Spring flooding has caused severe damage and landslides and erosion have l...  more »
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  • The road to tunnels beach is closed. Don’t waste your time.
  • Beautiful beach. If you want to snorkel while in Kauai, this is where you must go. Clean, clear water & lots of fun
  • stunningly beautiful beach
  • Granted the weather was not the best when I was there but I think there are better beach on the Island. Sand is rough. Probably good if you are into snorkeling. Parking is though to find!
  • The hike to the beach and falls is slick and muddy after rain. The few beaches off the road are great family stop off spots. Seals just hanging around. Worth a drive out for sure! Even better if you dare hike.
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