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Ha'ena State Park

#107 of 275 things to do in Kauai
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Address: End of Kuhio Highway, Hwy 56, Kauai, HI 96714
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+1 808-241-6670

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We vacation on the North shore during the winter months knowing that clouds, rain and high surf are common. It is the rain, after all, that makes this side of the island the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Waterloo, Iowa
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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We vacation on the North shore during the winter months knowing that clouds, rain and high surf are common. It is the rain, after all, that makes this side of the island the paradise it is. We drove up to the park Saturday morning, attempting to choice a lull between the early morning crown and those will arrive after lunch.... More 

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you turn right from the parking lot and turn around you will get a view of Bali Hai, seen in the old movie South Pacific.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Located just west of Hanalei, it is equipped with a large dirt parking lot. There are picnic tables, restrooms and showers. The beach is lifeguarded, in fact the day we visited they closed down all water activity. Dry cave is located across the road so it wasnt a complete waste.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a very nice beach park just before the end of the road and almost across the street from the caves. It has came along way since our first visit to Kauai. That was about 15 years ago and we nicknamed it Beatnick Beach because of all the homeless that camped in the park. Those days seem long gone.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the nicest beaches in Kauai - much more worthwhile than Ke'e Beach which is 5-10 mins drive away and a parking nightmare. Ha'ena beach is located at the North Shore, not sure why it is assigned to Kapaa by other trip advisor contributors.

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Jackson, TN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We didn't see many people at this little roadside park. I don't know why, may have been the tides. Seemed kind of hometownish or something like that. We didn't stop at this park but continued around the highway that goes 3/4 or the way around the island.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The end of the road...literally! Beautiful place. This is where the trail to Na Pali starts. It is pretty busy here.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The water is excellent here. The view from the bluff at the western end of the eastern park is awesome. Great spot for kids to learn how to surf.

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Issaquah, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

My 12 and 13 year old daughters loved the body boarding waves here, but I didn't feel comfortable with the roughness of the waves even in June. I asked the lifeguard if it was safe, and he gave me a funny look & said if I was asking it probably wasn't safe for us. Well, the travel books & all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

My husband and I stopped at this beach area around noon and were surprised by the number of people on the beach and the full parking area. (We did find a spot.) It appeared to be a popular state park area. It had a life guard, bathrooms, and an outside showering area. Many families were there with their children. We... More 

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