Sandy beach
Hike-in Required
Snorkeling / SCUBA
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Ha'ula Beach is a hike-in beach in a secluded corner of Kauai. While very few visitors make their way over here, it is pretty easily accessible for those trying to reach it. 

Lying at the furthest point of the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail 3.25 miles from the trailhead at Shipwrecks Beach, Ha'ula Beach can also be reached by navigating private roads that are open to the public from sunrise to sunset to the parking lot at Kawailoa Bay, then walking either a sandy trail or tracing the rocky shoreline for another half mile east. 

The beach is a sandy, shadeless shore that descends to the flat reef rock where waves funnel through erosion-carved cliffs to the spacious shoreline. Between the rough reef and landscape, this isn't a great beach for getting into the water at. However, you'll likely only see a handful of other adventurous visitors during your time here.

The cliffs to the west have small trails tracing the stone as it juts out over the sea. If you take your time exploring this area, there are some powerful trenches, numerous dry blowholes where the waves somewhere deep in the rock below cause the landscape to roar up through the foliage, and scenic views of the turquoise waters that stretch to the more popular shores of Po'ipu in the distance.

The beach itself has no amenities of any kind and no shade or trees. Those accessing the beach via a hike in from Kawailoa Bay should be aware that the roads in the area are privately owned and gates are locked nightly at sunset, with fines issued for anyone behind the gate.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Wild beach. No crowds. Geological formations.


No amenities.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed


Geologically significant
Big vistas
Tide pools



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