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Queen's Bath, Princeville

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Bathe in the crystal clear waters and take in views of the Pacific Ocean at Queen's Bath. Access this natural tide pool via a short trail. You'll discover abundant sea life including urchins, angelfish, and local ghost fish. The collapse of a lava tube shaped the pool and natural springs filled it with water. Natives considered the pool sacred in ancient times. Be aware that when wave activity is violent (usually in winter) the tide pool can be dangerous. Before you head to Princeville, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Princeville tour itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Princeville has to offer, including Queen's Bath.
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  • We loved this place! We went at low tide (because otherwise it's even more dangerous!) and had an amazing time. The water was calm and clear. It was a longer hike than I expected, and very muddy...but...  more »
  • The trail was extremely muddy. I fell twice and am thankful I only bruised my side and my ego. I would recommend no flip flops when muddy and grab a walking stick! You come to a beautiful water fall, ...  more »
  • And to think we almost didn't go??? It is AWESOME. Black lava rocks being bombarded by huge blue waves. Stunning. Hike all the way down and to the right AND left of the "bath". Views are outstanding!!...  more »
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  • What a magical place! A beautiful Vista of Kauai's perfection! With great beauty comes a lot of respect, so please be mindful of the tides and surf. This is not a casual place to just stroll about if the weather is bad or if there are higher tides. Do NOT go in if you do not know and understand if it is safe. Easy walking path down but can be slippery especially during the winter months, so take your time and don't wear something you cant get ruined from the awesome red dirt! When it is safe, go for a swim and play around like the little kid that you are! Don't leave your trash!
  • THIS IS A MUST! One of my favorite places we visited. It was rising on and off all morning. The hike was tons of mud and standing water. You NEED to wear water shoes at a minimum. Flip flops will not help you stay on your feet and no one likes wet socks. Hike was prob .5 or less but all down hill to get to the ocean. Cool waterfall before you get to the rocks. Would not recommend taking small children down here. Lots of holes and drop offs where waves can sneak up on you. The bath is very pretty and the view is amazing. We saw 2 sea turtles in the water and 1 whale out at sea. PS. parking is VERY limited. Make sure you have time to wait until a car leaves. There is ZERO parking around the very fancy neighborhood where the trail starts.
  • A great spot to visit when you come to Kauai. A short, beautiful but somewhat challenging hike from the small neighborhood parking lot to the ocean. Wear tennis shoes or good hiking shoes. Can be very slippery when you hike it anytime within a couple days of a good rain. Once you get to the ocean, turn left and head up the coast to actually see the Queens Bath. Be careful when you jump in and make sure that you are not there during high tide. Low tide is better for swimming and safety. Take some time to explore while you are in this area. Beautiful! And be prepared to take lots of fun photos. Aloha!
  • This place is awesome! You will drive through a nice neighborhood and then randomly see limited parking space you will park and go into the bush behind it will be a 20 minutes downhill hike to reach the bath. Make sure you have proper hiking boots. We hiked on a day that had heavy rainfall in the morning and the trail was extremely muddy and slippery! As you making your way down you will reach one of the most beautiful natural places you have ever seen! Enjoy!
  • Definitely a place to visit when you come to Kauai. Parking is near non existent per the amount of visitors, but a walk from the golf course fixes that problem quite readily. Local residents are not fond of the traffic, very high dollar dirt out that way, but most understand that they live on a road with a very unique tourist site. Wear proper footwear for hiking and be prepared for muddy conditions. It rains constantly on the north shore.
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