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Choose your favorite Kauai beach. Our Kauai map reveals each magnificent stretch of sand and/or coastal area to experience on your Kauai vacation. From the world’s best secluded shores at Polihale, to sparkling sands touching the majestic Na Pali Coast at Ke`e, there are many places to explore near our Kauai resorts at Poipu Beach and Princeville. Click on any Kauai beach name to be swept away to our island paradise and see our favorite things to do on the splendid coastline of the oldest Hawaiian island.


Take your Kauai vacation off the beaten track when you visit the long white sands of Aliomanu Beach. Located above Anahola on the way to our North Shore Kauai vacation rentals, this Kauai beach is a hidden gem and means “Oil of the Shark.”... Read more

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Anahola Beach makes for a perfect stop to or from our Princeville rentals. The surf conditions are excellent for swimming and Kauai snorkeling. Frequented by locals, this white crescent Kauai beach offers something for all on the island’s east side.... Read more

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On this Kauai beach near Princeville Resort, you can snorkel the longest and widest reef in the Hawaiian islands and swim in safe, shallow water during summer. Anini calls you with its dreamlike sparkling sand, colorful fish and beautiful turquoise waters.... Read more

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Kids and families love this shallow water Poipu beach with its white sand. A reef just offshore keeps waves down to no more than a few inches high during most of the year. Baby Beach provides a great spot for a day of ... Read more

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Watch the waves break at Brennecke Beach or stay nearby at our Kauai vacation rentals. If you are an experienced boogie boarder, this standout among Kauai beaches will not disappoint. Surf can get big here in summer so use caution when going out for the first time. ... Read more

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Donkey Beach has seen many changes over the years from a place of relative seclusion to being a popular stop on the Kauai bike path. Also known as Kuna Bay, it’s still a beautiful Kauai beach with pristine sand shaded by ironwood trees. ... Read more

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A rainbow swept over this black sand beach and left behind many colors. Each tint can be found in particles of multicolored glass. Softened by the ocean to dull edges, the glass fragments remain vibrant. I like to search for blue which is ... Read more

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Within a short walk of our Kauai vacation rentals at Ha`ena, there is a trio of North Shore Kauai beaches to explore that are all rugged, vibrant and feature a spectacular underwater world. We have written about Tunnels Beach and Ke`e Beach before, ... Read more

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One of the most spectacular Kauai beaches is Hanalei Bay with its iconic view of Bali Hai. This sweeping two mile crescent-shaped bay fronting our Hanalei rentals, has also been a favorite Hollywood movie location and was featured in The Descendants.... Read more

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Split in half by a rocky point and tucked below two Kauai resorts at the top of Princeville, Hideaways Beach offers a secluded escape for our Kauai vacation rental guests with its golden stretch of sand and views of Bali Hai. There are ... Read more

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Take a peek into the history of this Kauai beach that lured the first major oceanfront Kauai resort to its shores. Our Kauai vacation rental guests make this their first or last beach stop near the airport. Located in Lihue and a top pick by Smithsonian Magazine.... Read more

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“Kalihiwai has it all from the deep sandy beach, shade cover under ironwood trees and spectacular setting nestled between black rocks. You can also swim in fresh water where the Kalihiwai River meets the ocean.” That’s the recommendation from Pat Finberg, our guest ... Read more

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Our beautiful Kauai beaches offer enjoyment to all but can sometimes be dangerous during seasonal surf conditions and rip currents. We encourage our Kauai vacation rental guests to learn more about ocean safety in this new video. It takes 6 minutes of your ... Read more

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This awesome Kauai beach is next to Kuhio Highway enroute from the airport to our Kauai vacation rentals at Princeville Resort. Plan a Kauai family-style picnic at Kealia Beach, enjoy ocean sports and walk the coastal Kauai Path along its half-mile stretch of white sand.... Read more

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Just a short distance from Koloa Town, and our Kauai vacation rentals near Lawai Beach, is this little inlet and small strip of sand known at Keiki Cove. Its shallow waters and typically gentle lapping waves are perfect for the little ones to learn about the ocean.... Read more

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The sun always shines at Kekaha Beach and the Kauai sunsets here are magnificent. Our Kauai vacation rental guests come for the wide sand beach and fewer crowds. The sea sparkles and the land flattens wide and long at this hidden gem.... Read more

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Majestic Kee Beach marks the beginning of the spectacular 11-mile Kalalau Trail for our Kauai vacation rental guests and the end of the North Shore road. It’s the perfect location for a Kauai adventure on land or by sea. Snorkel at one of ... Read more

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One of the most popular Kauai beaches on the South Shore fronts many of our Kauai vacation rentals. Locals call it Kiahuna Beach and visitors know it as Sheraton. Whatever the name, no Kauai vacation is complete without a visit to this wonderful white sand beach. ... Read more

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You can easily drive to many Kauai beaches and movie locations featured in The Descendants. Except for one. It’s the magnificent overlook above Kipu Kai beach that played a prominent role in the movie. Hollywood made it look like the overlook was across ... Read more

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Plan a perfect Kauai beach day at Kukui`ula Bay. There are many Kauai activities to enjoy at its quaint harbor near Poipu Beach. Watch the Kauai sunset from here or at our Kauai vacation rentals nearby.... Read more

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For many Kauai vacation rental guests, this long stretch of sand offers a picturesque seascape on the North Shore. Hawaiians have come here for generations to harvest seaweed. Read our Kauai beach guide to discover more about Larsen’s Beach and its Swedish connection.... Read more

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Here is a top pick for Kauai snorkeling and highly recommended to our Kauai vacation rental guests. While the strip of sand is narrow on this Kauai beach especially during high tide, the main attraction here is underwater with the colorful fish you will see.... Read more

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No matter which Kauai vacation rental you choose, there’s a spectacular beach close by to enjoy. When we asked our Facebook fans to name their favorite Kauai beach, Nikki Campbell wrote, “How can you pick just one?” That’s a good point, Nikki, and ... Read more

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Lydgate Beach has always been a place of Kauai family celebrations and Hawaiian culture. This Kauai beach has some of the easiest Kauai snorkeling. Two seawater pools include one for kids. Pack a picnic lunch at your Kauai vacation rental to enjoy at this park and playground.... Read more

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As the last accessible, undeveloped coastline on the south shore of Kauai, Maha`ulepu still remains a quiet and unique refuge. Kauai residents and their families come here to relax, picnic, hike, fish, dive, surf and windsurf and to observe the sea life along ... Read more

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A short drive from Princeville Resort and our North Shore Kauai vacation rentals is the beautiful horseshoe shaped Moloa`a Beach. This peaceful Kauai beach where Gilligan once roamed, offers a multitude of Kauai activities to enjoy. ... Read more

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Enjoy one of the best beaches in America when you visit Poipu Beach. This jewel among Kauai beaches was honored by The Travel Channel as one of the top ten in the United States. It remains a Kauai family favorite and is popular ... Read more

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All of our Kauai beaches are spectacular but one stands out for its remote location and miles of pristine sand. Polihale beach features the rugged beauty of our Na Pali coast and stunning ocean views that will stay with you for a lifetime. ... Read more

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Just below Hanalei Bay Resort and a short walk from our Kauai vacation rentals there, are the two beaches of Pu`u Poa. These Kauai beaches also front the neighboring St. Regis Princeville. Exceptional views await you and a beautiful stretch of sand.... Read more

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Located near our Princeville Resort rentals, Queens Bath has a Jekyll and Hyde personality. While calm in summer it can be the complete opposite in winter. Read our Kauai beach guide to this popular Kauai activity. ... Read more

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Which of our Kauai beaches has its own mayor, Hawaii’s only natural salt beds and an airstrip nearby that was important to aviation history? It’s also a perfect place to swim with its curved protected reef. If you’re thinking Salt Pond Beach, you’ve ... Read more

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Pick our Kauai vacation rentals at Sealodge and you’ll be just a short walk to this secluded Kauai beach in the Princeville Resort community. Also known in Hawaiian as Kaweonui Beach, this is a popular Kauai snorkel destination... Read more

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With its wide stretch of sand and secluded North Shore Kauai location, Secret Beach offers one of the most picturesque Kauai beaches to explore. Also nearby is the quaint community of Kilauea and its famous lighthouse.... Read more

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Our beautiful South Shore Kauai beaches include Shipwreck Beach on the eastern end of Poipu Resort. It is only a short distance from our Kauai vacation rentals and close to many Kauai resorts including Poipu Sands and Makahuena. ... Read more

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Tunnels Beach offers some of the best Kauai snorkeling. Stay at our nearby Haena Kauai vacation rentals and walk to this spectacular Kauai beach.... Read more

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Step onto Wailua Beach during your Kauai vacation rental stay and you are on a choice piece of land where the Polynesians first arrived and that Hawaiian Ali`i (royalty) later made their own. Native Hawaiians consider this area and Kauai beach to be one of the most sacred and culturally significant places in the islands.... Read more

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Four Kauai beaches in or around Waimea town offer a choice of Kauai activities and black sand beauty. This gateway community to Waimea Canyon also has unique places for our Kauai vacation rental guests to shop.... Read more

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