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Ke'e Beach

Highway 560 kauai, North Shore, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-587-0400
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A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in Kauai.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kalalau trail” (72 reviews)
“north shore” (60 reviews)
Highway 560 kauai, North Shore, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-587-0400
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Reviewed yesterday

My family of 5 searched high and low for the best place to snorkel on the north shore since we were staying in Princeville. The water was the clearest here, and there is a wonderful sandbar that allows visitors to wade out further and have...More

Thank Pam L
Reviewed yesterday

I am not much of a beach person, but i really enjoyed spending time here. The parking is not adequate, and we ended up parking right beside a no parking sign, as others did. We had no ticket or penalty when we returned. It seemed...More

Thank wbrigance
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ke'e beach has calm, clear waters great for swimming and snorkeling. There is a life guard on duty and plenty of trees on the sand if you don't want to sunbathe. There are also restrooms and showers. The best snorkeling is done closer to the...More

1  Thank Gail T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Parking is a mess but we got lucky! The beach was perfect! My daughter is 4 and it was super safe for her to play in the water. There was also some fun and clear snorkeling. We didn't see any sea turtles but we saw...More

Thank anw15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Follow Hwy 56, 7 1/2 miles beyond Hanalei to the end of the road and try to secure a parking space in order to enjoy a bit of heaven as evidenced by the movies, The Thornbirds and Lord of the Rings. The light turquoise water...More

Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach was beautiful but parking is horrible. Had to walk about 3/4 of a mile from parking to the beach. After we got there the beach was crowded but snorkeling was awesome. My son and I saw a giant sea turtle. Don't forget to...More

Thank bdillard50
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan to swim or snorkel at Ke'e you MUST go during the summer months for the best experience. It was like bathwater the two times we went during our trip. The most interesting thing we saw in the water were two huge trumpet...More

Thank HouseFamilyTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is right at the end of the road and you will be lucky to get a parking spot within several hundred metres of it, but is an absolute gem. The perfect Hawaiian experience. Avoid the week-end, and be warned that the sand gets...More

Thank plmn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kauai is the tropical paradise you've dreamed about. Stunning cliffs bordering tropical sand beaches. Sleepy small towns and pretty plantations. Gorgeous Waimea Canyon. Beautiful beaches for every taste. But, in our opinion, the most beautiful is remote Ke'e Beach, on the north end of the...More

1  Thank SamD52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have come back to this very spot, under a tree on Ke'e for 20 years. We have been to much of the world and this remains our favorite spot. Lush jungles, amazing snorkeling, shade trees so u can spend a day on the Beach...More

1  Thank Tbasche
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How early should we leave Lihue to get a parking spot at Ke'e Beach?
5 May 2017|
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Response from ExpatFamily5 | Reviewed this property |
Mid morning should be ok, and you'll have a short walk. If you want no walk, early morning.
can you camp at ke'e beach? we were wanting to do that before sarting kalalau the next morning!
28 February 2015|
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Response from 420TimeTravel | Reviewed this property |
You can camp at Haena Beach with a permit. We saw several tents there. There is a small food truck there and it's a lovely spot very close to the trailhead.