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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. Arrange your visit to Tunnels Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Wainiha using our Wainiha itinerary maker.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Parking is a little dicey but you can park at the state beach and walk to the right for a bit and be right there. Amazing reef - loads of fish and turtles.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Our sixth trip to this venue to snorkel . My wife had a new full face mask to try out, tunnels gets deep fast and has a number of different sites, depending on skill level. Always a chance for turtles...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Despite our worries due to the well known shark attack on Bethany Hamilton was just off the shore near this beach, the visit was well worth it. We saw various monk seals (not a guarantee I'm assuming)...  more »

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