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Queen's Bath, Princeville

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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. Put Queen's Bath on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Princeville itinerary maker.
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  • You have to be adventourous to get there. The pad is a little difficult, especially when is it wet. We viewed the bath from a distance from above to take pictures 
  • We heard from another couple that this place was so beautiful. We arrived at 10am and there was no place to park. It is located at the end of a residential area and parking is not allowed outside of t...  read more »
  • We planned to spend an hour and stayed all afternoon. One of the most glorious swimming holes I've enjoyed, Havasu Falls being another. Bring a snorkel mask, a bit of fish food, and a camera. Hike is ...  read more »
  • I wish people stop giving this place a high rating then add fine print stating be careful. It's a plain fact: more people die here than any other beach on the island. This is not a safe place to go as most people do not have the knowledge to assess its safety. Kauai has so many other beautiful beaches. There are literally miles of sand waiting for you to explore and most if not all of them are generally safer than Queen's Bath. Please don't risk your life, your safety just to visit this location.
  • We went in August, did our research about when the tide would be low on the north shore, and had a blast. The pool was calm, we didn't put our back to the ocean, we were watching for rogue waves. We even did some small jumps from the lava rocks, it was a lot of fun. We stuck around for the sunset, highly recommended. Parking wasn't an issue, there are about 10 spots, and we went late in the day. The trail was very muddy, don't bring flip flops.
  • Beautiful place ON A CALM day..please check conditions before going down the trail. I live on Kauai and I have posted guerilla signage at various northshore locations warning our visitors about the dangers. I put up cation tape ad signs and last winter Many folks ignored them. A father who was traveling with his family drowned, washed out by HUGE waves. You cannot tell till you are already there. Summer is generally good, but check conditions. Tread Lightly On Kauai and have great memories.
  • Very cool place to watch the waves crashing up on the rock faces. Lots of turtles swimming and feeding here. The queens bath of nice to swim in. Safe and calm for small children too.
  • Great spot. Be careful tho. The ocean is unpredictable and at high tide can be extremely dangerous. I would go before high tide. Check tide times! Can be slippery walking down so wear shoes!
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