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A beach in the northern part of Kauai.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (69 reviews)
“outer reef” (16 reviews)
7640 Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is pretty hard here. There's 2 "parking lots" that maybe fit 6-7 cars each, both available on GoogleMaps. Go for the one closest to Tunnels Beach as it's a bit wider and easier to park. We came in October and it was rainy and...More

1  Thank brown-and-cony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Along with Ke’e, this is my favorite beach on Kauai. It has a beautiful mountain backdrop, with adventurous snorkeling right off shore. Parking can be very scarce, but it’s an easy half-mile or so walk from Haena Beach park just up the road. A real...More

Thank jrp113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove another 5 miles after Hanalei Beach to check out Tunnels Beach. The North Shore overall just seems more pure and secluded compared to the busy south. The area is more suitable for the summer months but we wanted to take in the scenery...More

Thank Ailton007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean (I mean perfectly clean!), safe, uncrowded, easy to get to (however, it's a long drive if you're staying in the south), and wonderful water! What more could you want? Tunnels beach has the most gorgeous soft sand, and as a bonus, there's an unobstructed...More

Thank clvrnamsalrdytkn
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I love snorkeling here, it is like swimming in an aquarium. There are so many beautiful fish and I have seen a turtle here every time I’ve gone. There was a strong current, so use caution and float with it. We went on a day...More

2  Thank Orca21
Reviewed 6 December 2017

During the summer months this place really packs a lot of people with limited parking but in Dec the beach was sparsely populated which made for a romantic private lunch on the beach. The waves were good sized and only the surfers were out. This...More

Thank beachman77
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Only people braving the waves were surfers ! Not as pretty as I remembered, but perhaps that was the fact that there was no sunshine. Cool place to pop a tent and camp out. Bathrooms and showers on site.

Thank Mitzi M
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Nice beach depending on weather. The day we came it had just had a storm pass through. Waves rough, not a good snorkel spot this day. Parking is hit and miss, get there early or walk. Bath rooms, shower, life guard, snack shack and a...More

1  Thank daveb914
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

GREAT SNORKELING IF YOU WALK ONTO THE BEACH AND GO RIGHT!! No waves, shallow, lots of sea life. Bring your gear and don't miss out!

Thank drebugg
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a beautiful beach and has excellent snorkeling. We saw many fish and sea turtles during about an hour snorkeling. I was a bit nervous as this is where Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks from Soul Surfer has her arm bit off by a shark. We...More

Thank divindaze
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23 August 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
August and sept are perfection at tunnels in my experience
23 April 2017|
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Response from solaris_pete | Reviewed this property |
limited spaces and the lot has lots of potholes
20 July 2016|
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Response from thaward | Reviewed this property |
It's a short walk to the beach - no problem!