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“WOW....just WOW!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Secret Beach

Ranked #69 of 279 things to do in Kauai
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“WOW....just WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This beach is fabulous and a must see on Kauai! Located on the northeast side of the island, it is a little tricky to get to BUT well worth the trip on the trail. There is dripping water from the cliff side to the east from the trail and lovely just to stand underneath to absorb its miracles! The beach is quiet and reserved....several lava rock formations which are grounding just to stand on. You may even see a monk seal lying in the sun on the formations! A water is a little rough to swim in, but can be done. Enjoy a little bit of heaven on earth!

Visited July 2014
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“Dreamy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Flat out incredible! Agree with the other reviewers, not advisable to wear flip flops on the hike down. But the beach is phenomenal once you get down. CNN reviewed it recently as one of the most amazing beaches in the country. It definitely meets the hype.

Visited July 2014
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Jupiter, Florida
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“One of the few places to swim "ala natural"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

10 min hike down to the beach - wear Teva type sandals or better on the trail.

What an incredible view when the trail opens up to the beach. The beach is surrounded by lava walls and is so beautiful with very few people.

It's a long beach and most people who trek to the very far end go there to take it all off and relax without worrry!

Good snorkeling at the far right as well.

Enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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“Invigorating hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Hike to the beach is gorgeous and straight down hill. Hike out of the beach is....well...straight uphill. The trail is mud, so if it has been raining it is very slick and hard to hike up. There was only one other person on this beach while we were there - a little hippy kid who was a little sketchy. Other than that, it was very serene, beautiful and private. We went in February, and the ocean was too "angry" to swim in the lava pools, but it was still fun to climb up on the mounds of lava rock. It was a fun adventure for me and my husband for the day. I do not recommend taking young kids along for the hike.

Visited February 2014
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“Secret for a reason ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Best beach in Kauai! Good luck finding it... Beautiful views, secluded, and relaxing. The walk down was difficult, do not wear flip flops.

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