For the early birds who enjoy a good sunrise, Kauai is a prime destination. Here, there are plenty of spots to kick back, relax, and watch a majestic sunrise while surrounded by beach, ocean, and other natural beauties. At Parrish Kauai, we have been lucky enough to experience amazing sunrises across the island. As such, we know the top spots to view the best sunrises Kauai has to offer. This guide will ensure you start your morning in Kauai off with the best sunrises possible.
5 Unforgettable Kauai Sunrise Destinations
Poipu Beach: The world-famous Poipu Beach is a must-visit for travelers to Kauai, and its sunrise offerings are incredible. Spend some time on the luxurious soft sand and take in a breathtaking view of the sunrise. We have many oceanfront property rentals in Poipu, allowing you to conveniently experience brilliant sun shows from the comfort of your rental.
Hanalei Bay: For a North Shore Kauai sunset, check out Hanalei Bay. The sun rises over the mountains, lighting up Hanalei Bay with an incredible golden glow. There are numerous spots for optimal viewing here, but the Hanalei Pier is one of the most popular. Another great choice is the Hanalei Bay Resort, where photographers can get shots of the sunrise and Bali Hai. Check out our Hanalei Collection for vacation rentals in the area.
Lydgate Beach: Located on the East Side of the island, Lydgate Beach is beautiful during all times of day, but especially at dawn. This beach park is a quiet place to watch the sun surge over the beautiful ocean before you and into the early morning sky. Consider packing a breakfast picnic; this is an excellent location to spend the day; snorkeling is great here.
Polihale Beach: No matter the time of year, you can find some of the best sunrises (and sunsets) on Kauai at Polihale Beach. Here, you will experience the rugged beauty of the Na Pali Coast, a pristine sand beach, and unbeatable ocean views. Polihale Beach is the longest stretch of beach in the entire state, so there are plenty of great places to watch the sunrise.
Kealia Beach: Another incredible location for sunrises on Kauai’s East Side, Kealia Beach’s long stretch of white sand is a great place to take in the sunrise on a beachside stroll. Do not be surprised to see dramatic colors sweep the morning sky. In the winter months, this beach is also an ideal spot for whale watching.
Beautiful Kauai Vacation Rentals
Parrish Kauai has a wide variety of vacation rentals spread around Kauai, ensuring you will be staying close to some of the best sunrise viewing locations on the island. Stay in luxury on the trip of a lifetime to Kauai. To stay at any of our properties, please check availability online or call us at 1-800-325-5701.