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Tunnels Beach, Kauai

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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. Arrange your visit to Tunnels Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Wainiha using our Wainiha itinerary maker.
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  • Parking was awful and we hide to walk quite a bit to get to a good snorkeling spot but once we did we were all in awe. The snorkeling here is great and we saw so many sea turtles!  more »
  • We understood this is a great snorkeling beach but unfortunately the tide was extremely high and the waves were monstrous so we weren't able to get the full experience we were hoping to. Looks so incr...  more »
  • We had so much fun the first time, we returned for a second visit. The best time to snorkel here is during the summer months when the water is calm and currents are easy to manage. During the winter, ...  more »