Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Kauai  /  Beaches  /  Tunnels Beach

Tunnels Beach, Kauai

(4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Wainiha itinerary

(Wainiha is the nearest city to Tunnels Beach)

map

Plan your trip to Kauai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kauai by other users

11 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in San Francisco & Hawaii BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Hawaii & Alaska BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful beach with great snorkeling and amazing views of the mountains at the start of the Napali Coastline. Only certain areas are good for swimming but the beach is well marked and the life guards...  more »
  • We love to visit Tunnels every time we're on Kauai. The snorkeling is always amazing, but the conditions can be very different. Sometimes pretty calm, but other times like Mr. Toads Wild Ride.  more »
  • The reef is great for snorkeling if the water is calm, and the surfing is great when the swells are up. Either way, the beach is very large and it's easy to find a spot to yourself. This is because th...  more »