Sandy beach
Hike-in Required
Snorkeling / SCUBA
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Sandwiched in between the Sheraton Resort and Kiahuna Plantation Resort, Kiahuna Beach is a small stretch of coastline straight out of a postcard. The sandy crescent-shaped shore is lined with palm trees, the turquoise waters usually safe for swimming and snorkeling nearshore because of the reef set slightly further out, and its location on Kauai's southern shore ensures that this beach often stays sunny when the northern and eastern beaches are hit with rain.

Surrounded by resorts, Kiahuna makes a popular walk-to destination for resort guests, and is often filled with families. The beach's public parking lot has only 7 spots and there is limited on-street parking nearby, so arriving early or luck might be the best chances for non-guests to visit this picturesque location.

There is a small bathroom facility set back off an adjacent lawn for visitors. Overall, Kiahuna Beach's proximity to several large resorts shapes the experience there, whether that be a beautiful shore just a nearby walk from one's room, or a slice of paradise where limited public parking may make trying to get to into a frustrating time.

The public parking area and on-street parking is near the east end of Hoonani Road. Watch for signs that display which lots are public and which are reserved for resort guests only.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Beautiful beach.


Very limited parking. Can get crowded.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed


Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Potable water
Snorkeling / SCUBA



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