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Ha'ena State Park

#108 of 279 things to do in Kauai
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Address: End of Kuhio Highway, Hwy 56, Kauai, HI 96714
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+1 808-241-6670

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Home of the Hula and caves

On the North Shore of Kauai as you come to the end of the road you'll find this cool park. Known as the home of the hula it also has amazing beaches and some caves right off of... read more

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Jeff k
Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the North Shore of Kauai as you come to the end of the road you'll find this cool park. Known as the home of the hula it also has amazing beaches and some caves right off of the road. Parking is at a premium and don't park on the road as you will get a ticket.

Thank Jeff k
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Clean bathrooms and shower amenities. A great place to relax and set up camp after finishing the Kalalau Trail.

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is literally the end of the road. Beach and trails, very popular and hard to find parking. Can access the Na Pali Coast trail from here. If you hike take water. Gorgeous even going 1/2 mile on trail.

1 Thank Cynthia D
Waterloo, Iowa
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We vacation on the North shore during the winter months knowing that clouds, rain and high surf are common. It is the rain, after all, that makes this side of the island the paradise it is. We drove up to the park Saturday morning, attempting to choice a lull between the early morning crown and those will arrive after lunch.... More 

Thank Krink68
Hayward, California
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you turn right from the parking lot and turn around you will get a view of Bali Hai, seen in the old movie South Pacific.

Thank Pongrt
Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Located just west of Hanalei, it is equipped with a large dirt parking lot. There are picnic tables, restrooms and showers. The beach is lifeguarded, in fact the day we visited they closed down all water activity. Dry cave is located across the road so it wasnt a complete waste.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a very nice beach park just before the end of the road and almost across the street from the caves. It has came along way since our first visit to Kauai. That was about 15 years ago and we nicknamed it Beatnick Beach because of all the homeless that camped in the park. Those days seem long gone.... More 

Thank Mike O
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the nicest beaches in Kauai - much more worthwhile than Ke'e Beach which is 5-10 mins drive away and a parking nightmare. Ha'ena beach is located at the North Shore, not sure why it is assigned to Kapaa by other trip advisor contributors.

Thank Kia-Chong
Jackson, TN
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We didn't see many people at this little roadside park. I don't know why, may have been the tides. Seemed kind of hometownish or something like that. We didn't stop at this park but continued around the highway that goes 3/4 or the way around the island.

Thank charli1031
Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The end of the road...literally! Beautiful place. This is where the trail to Na Pali starts. It is pretty busy here.

1 Thank apazwife

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