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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. Put Queen's Bath on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Princeville itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Every time I come to Kauai north shore, I visit Queen's Bath. This time I was treated to the sights of 7 turtles frolicking tighter in the surf at low tide. Just as I was about to leave, a pod of 20-2...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The hike down to Queens bath can be treacherous. Wear good water shoes with tread. Flip flops can be dangerous. There were several people wearing muddy clothes and skid marks from falling. Parking is ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Parking was very limited. We parked at a golf course nearby and walked to Queen's Bath. The trail down wasn't that difficult. The views were spectacular. There were plenty of sea turtles. Some looked ...  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    A few considerations if you're planning a visit - first, parking is a REAL CHALLENGE. The lot only has room for about 8 or maybe 10 cars. We actually made an agreement with another group to let us double park them if we agreed to let them out if needed. Another important consideration is to have decent footwear for the hike to and from it. It's a bit steep in places and if it has rained out can be very slick. Lastly, there are two options - the real queens bath and then the cove that some adventurous people cliff dive into. Queens bath is aptly named because it is very calm water but the little cove is anything but calm. Looked like fun but the locals said you can get hurt if a person doesn't know how to judge the tide. Gorgeous scenery and turtles galore. Worth the effort to gain the experience.
  • July 2, 2017
    This was a beautiful place to visit and watch the waves and turtles. The hike down the hill is a bit difficult if it has recently rained but a couple dry days was all it took. I spent one morning just sitting on the rocks and reflecting. I will say you need to keep your wits about you watching the currents and it is NOT a place to swim. Do not stand near the rocky edge as I saw many a rogue wave come up over that could easily sweep you off and you are as good as gone. But stay back, watch the water and be ready for a beautiful experience.
  • June 14, 2017
    Great place for a cliff dive... watch the tides before you go. Its a 1 mile round trip from the parking lot. Parking is very scarce as well... but well worth the wait. We even saw a humpback breaching in the ocean from here. Unobstructed view
  • May 15, 2017
    Great place to hike for the adventurous folk. The scenery was gorgeous along the ocean, but also dangerous in spots. There were a few places to jump in for a swim, but only if you are smart and aware of your surroundings (which includes the very fast tide). If you don't wanna swim, the walk is still great.
  • June 3, 2017
    The hike down to the bath was a bit scary if you don't plan on it... steep with wet mud throughout. Not super hard, though. A perfect little morning hike after breakfast.

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