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Tunnels Beach, Kauai

4.6
#3 of 26 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 Wainiha using our Wainiha tour itinerary planner.
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  • Nice beach depending on weather. The day we came it had just had a storm pass through. Waves rough, not a good snorkel spot this day. Parking is hit and miss, get there early or walk. Bath rooms, show...  more »
  • GREAT SNORKELING IF YOU WALK ONTO THE BEACH AND GO RIGHT!! No waves, shallow, lots of sea life. Bring your gear and don't miss out!  more »
  • This is a beautiful beach and has excellent snorkeling. We saw many fish and sea turtles during about an hour snorkeling. I was a bit nervous as this is where Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks from Soul ...  more »

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