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Poipu Rd, (end of Poipu Rd), Poipu, Kauai, HI 95756
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a long hike to this beach if you park at the Hyatt. We tried to get there the first time from Shipwreck beach but turned around at the golf course. Second try, our rented Nissan Rogue navigated the rough road just fine and we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Via_girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

In between Hyatt and totem pole type structures of golf course. Park at end of road which is also an access to public washrooms near Hyatt. We have always hiked from that point. Beyond beautiful. Our third time to Kauai - this time we also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnnoyedByond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked over here from the Hyatt. The beach is amazing but the day was too windy and rough to swim so we chilled for a few hours and only went in the water to cool off. I was told this is really good snorkeling...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steven B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Not a destination in itself but nice stop to take few pictures / videos of their natural horn.... avoid the on site shops...

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank louis_et_pascal
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Isolated beach at the end of a dirt road not a easy drive but well worth the trip.. Perfect Hawaiian paradise blue water, sandy beaches, We found this beach to be a great place to enjoy the location but swimming would be a little rough...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank DLH10120
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This beach is off a dirt road that's an easy drive - strange there weren't more people here. it seems most people stick to Poipu beach, which is better for swimming, but not nearly as beautiful in my opinion. There is a small amount of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mgpn
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A little challenging to get to, but just a beautiful spot. There is also a nice hike here. We go there often.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank traveller423
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Yes, it's difficult to get to and I am glad that it is. It keeps this beautiful beach very exclusive. You need to be able to drive down long empty very rutted roads. 4WD not necessary, but would be very helpful. The beach itself is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Achate
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Ok, we saw it but we were just too darn tired to make it there…..we took the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail walk into this isolated beach, ah mistake, take your car closer to the beach and do a shorter walk. But it was beautiful to view...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This beach is absolutely gorgeous! The current was too strong to go swimming when we visited, but I loved sitting under a tree and taking in the amazing sites. There was also an endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal nursing her baby on the beach. The area...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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