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Ke'e Beach

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Address: Highway 560 kauai, North Shore, Kauai, HI 96716
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+1 808-587-0400

A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have...

A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in Kauai.

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Gorgeous beach

The view of the Na Pali Coast from this beach is absolutely beautiful. It has a roped-off area specifically for swimming near a lifeguard tower but, if you really want to see how... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lisa D
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view of the Na Pali Coast from this beach is absolutely beautiful. It has a roped-off area specifically for swimming near a lifeguard tower but, if you really want to see how beautiful this place is, you need to walk further down the beach. From this area, you can see a lot more of the Na Pali Coast. The... More 

Thank Lisa D
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lawd the traffic is bad on Kauai! If you are coming from a cruise ship, make sure not to come here. It's way too far. If you are staying in Princeville, don't come here. It's too far. Same for all the other towns on the island. Don't come. The chickens are horrible. They will eat you if you come here.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is a beast, but the beach is beautiful, secluded and suprisingly uncrowded, since most of the parkers seem to be hikers. A short walk up the NaPali trail will lead you to a wonderful view and is worth the effort.

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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this beach, no lifeguards, beautiful waves, not crowded, and a great spot to just enjoy from your beach towel or chair. On the east side of the island and bring food or snacks, and drinks. Views and white sand you bet!

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After taking some incredible advice from a server we were not disappointed! Just keep driving to the end of the North Shore of Kauai and you will find it. It's nestles on the edge of the Napoli coast surrounded by tropical jungle. I wish we had more time to spend here as it might be the most beautiful place on... More 

Thank Jeff k
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extraordinary site. Parking is limited where the lifegaurd station is, but if you arrive early and are willing to explore, you can find parking on the side streets. Don't miss this beach!

Thank debellechasse
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ke'e is at the end of the road, literally. And it's a beautiful beach and view. But it's also located at the trailhead for the Napali Coast Hiking Trail, and so parking is a nightmare. On our last visit, we had to park 17 minutes from the beach and hoof it. Literally (I timed it). Now 17 minutes isn't that... More 

Thank Gordon T
Sammamish, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this beach. Often swim with turtles here. The snorkeling is great. The parking is terrible. Arrive by 9 am to get parking.

Thank Dawn L
Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ke'e Beach near the end of the day. It was nice because there were few enough people and enough room to stretch out. Not much to say - it's Hawaii - and, it was a nice north shore beach.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, "green sand", clear water and wonderful snorkeling. There is an area where it is protected from the open ocean by a reef which is very good as out side the reef there are strong rip tides. Might want to watch small children.

Thank R Bruce D

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