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Secret Beach/Kauapea Beach

Kauai + Niihau, Hawai'i

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  • The sandy Secret Beach dotted with shelled and pebbles.- Secret Beach/Kauapea Beach
  • Looking east from Secret Beach to the Kilauea Lighthouse.- Secret Beach/Kauapea Beach
  • Looking west at Secret Beach.- Secret Beach/Kauapea Beach
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Pros: 
Seclusion. Long, sandy beach.
Cons: 
Ease of access can vary. Swimming conditions not ideal due to currents.
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Region:
Kauai + Niihau, HI
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Rocky shore
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
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The aptly named Secret Beach (also known as Kauapea Beach) provides both seclusion and beautiful scenery. You'll have views over Kauai’s north shore as well as the cliff-dwelling Kilauea Lighthouse. By Hawaiian standards, this is a large beach, measuring nearly 3,000 feet long and up to 100 feet wide.

This destination is best known as Secret Beach because access requires more effort than simply parking beachside. To reach Secret Beach you must follow an unmarked, unpaved road to a small parking lot and walk for about 10 minutes on a foot path down to the west end of the beach. This foot path is not exceptionally steep, but it is usually slick and muddy, making the hike down and back up a challenge for some.

While access is not especially easy, the reward definitely outweighs the effort once you are oceanside. In addition to the exceptional views, Secret Beach offers surfing, fishing, sunbathing, snorkeling, picnicking, and seashell hunting. Also, in keeping with the theme of secrecy, there are no facilities at this beach, so be sure to bring your food, water, and sunscreen.

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