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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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  • 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 »