Starting June 17, the highway and beaches beyond Hanalei are scheduled to reopen after the historic floods in 2018. See our updated North Shore Kauai road news which includes new parking regulations. On behalf of our island community, we thank you for your kokua during this time.
Known for its beauty and its off the beaten track destination, Naue is one of the most hidden Kauai beaches you will find on your Kauai vacation. Nestled near Tunnels Beach and close to one of our newest Kauai vacation rentals, this stretch of sand is seldom identified on any Kauai map.
The road to it is bumpy but unlike the drive to Polihale, this beach is only a short distance off the highway. Come for the day, you are just steps away from this sandy paradise.
Naue Beach offers miles of shoreline for walking and quiet areas to relax under the tropical Kauai sun. Pick your favorite spot for the ultimate Kauai beach day and get away from it all. During summer when the surf is low, you can refresh yourself in the shallow waters of Naue.
When you are ready to explore there are two options to consider. Either follow the shoreline to the left and arrive at Tunnels Beach only a mile away, or walk a shorter distance to the right where cocktails and fine dining await you at Mediterranean Gourmet restaurant.
Explore Naue Beach and Nearby Kauai Activities.
Tunnels Beach is where everyone goes for some of the best Kauai snorkeling. On your shoreline walk the kids can look for seashells as Mount Makana, known as Bali Hai in the movie South Pacific, rises in the distance. Tunnels Beach is teeming with tropical fish and the best viewing will be in the center of the crescent shaped reef.
In the other direction you can gaze across to Hanalei Bay and arrive by foot at a famous oceanfront restaurant and bar. Mediterranean Gourmet is a frequent recipient of the prestigious Hale Aina award given yearly to the best restaurants in Hawaii. The spectacular setting is complemented by an outstanding menu. It is a pleasant diversion after a day at Naue Beach and open every day except Mondays from noon to 8:00pm.
Haena Rental at Naue Beach for your Kauai Vacation.
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Profile on Kauai Beaches: Naue Beach Tips.
No facilities, lifeguard, showers or picnic tables. Parking is off street. Use caution when surf is active.
Directions: Drive four miles past Hanalei town towards Kee Beach and take the second right turn after the entrance to Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant. This street is Alealea Road. Park near the YMCA Camp and look for the pathway to the beach.
Bookmark our Kauai Beach Explorer to stay current on Kauai beaches and facilities. Watch our Kauai video with important ocean safety information. It’s six minutes of your time that can save your life or that of a loved one.