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Alternative-Hawaii Beach Guide to North Shore Kauai  

Kauai Beaches:
A Sampler

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North Shore (Part 3)
(See also Lifeguard Safety Tips, Kauai Drive Guide, Kauai Camping)

Call National Weather Service 245-6001 for Weather Forecast & 245-3564 for Marine Forecast.
As lifeguard services may vary, call the County of Kauai at 241-6506 for current coverage.

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©Ann Cecil
Take Hwy 56, turn right onto Aku Road in Hanalei Town, make another right onto Weke Road - continue to end.

Next to Hanalei River Mouth, the Park accommodates swimming, bodyboarding, surfing, fishing, windsurfing, canoe paddling, and kayaking. Dangerous water conditions prevail during periods of high surf.

Parking, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, camping.

©Ann Cecil
One of 3 Princeville beaches. Take Ka Haku Rd off Kuhio Hwy (Hwy 56).

A long, moderately wide beach offering good snorkeling and swimming. Home to the Hanalei Break - some of the best surf in the Hawaiian Islands. For experts only. Dangerous water conditions during periods of high surf.

©Ann Cecil
Also known as Hideaways. One of 3 Princeville beaches. Take Ka Haku Road off Kuhio Highway (Hwy 56).

A patchwork of sand pockets and rock, good for both swimming and snorkeling. Occasional high surf generates dangerous water conditions.


©Ann Cecil
One of 3 Princeville beaches. Take Ka Haku Rd off Kuhio Hwy (Hwy 56).

A lovely pocket of coarse white sand. Ocean bottom is shallow and rocky, offering only fair swimming conditions. Offshore is a surfing break known as Little Glass Shacks.

On to North Shore - Part 4

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