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Ke'e Beach

Highway 560 kauai, North Shore, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-587-0400
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A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in Kauai.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kalalau trail” (79 reviews)
“north shore” (62 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (47 reviews)
Highway 560 kauai, North Shore, Kauai, HI 96716
+1 808-587-0400
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with scenic coastline views. Calm waters for my 3 year old to swim in and great snorkeling! Arrive early to find parking and be prepared for about 1/2 mile walk to this beach. Overall one of our favorite beaches in Kaua‘i.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drive till the end of the road, park and enjoy a classic Hawaii beach. This is a great place to watch the sunset, swim a bit, watch some surf and check out the monk seals sunning on the beach. Along the way it’s a classic...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

road ends on this beach, nice sheltered beach, good for snorkeling, there is a lifeguard station, entrance to the Na Pali coast hike, worth going up and take a picture of KEHE beach from above

Thank Pierre M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying I love Hawaii and this is my 6th trip but 1st and last trip to Kauai. We did a ton of research before we arrived but consistently have found the beaches dirty and the surf too rough to swim or...More

Thank JenKemmerer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We 1st went here in 2002, pretty spectacular snorkeling & the view of Napali Coast is amazing. Having seen way too many tourists walking on the reef, it's as close to dead as it can get. Over the years (our 9th time to Kauai), this...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband and I were in Kaui for ten days and stayed in Princeville and in Poipu. We snorkeled every day and tried out various spots. Ke'e was my favorite, both for the variety of fish, and the calm water which allowed the viewing to...More

Thank hagmantravels
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is probably the most beautiful beach on Kauai, or most other places I have seen - mainly due to the foliage surrounding it. It looks like a movie set, which I'm sure it has been, many times over. The parking, however, is the worst...More

1  Thank B4Travel2
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We got here around 730 and weee sad to see there was no snorkeling allowed because of high surf. The views and the trees here were beautiful though so it was worth it. We didn't have trouble with parking but it was filling up quick...More

Thank Stef G
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The reef creates a pool area that is not deep and keeps the waves out. It is a beautiful natural pool area perfect for swimming, floating and snorkeling. We traveled up and down the coastline and stopped at every beach we found. This one, while...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This beach is good for snorkeling and seeing a nice variety of fish. We even saw a turtle. I think beginner snorkelers would like it here.The reef is close to shore and close to the surface of the water, so there will be times when...More

1  Thank AnnieKats
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Maggie L
4 October 2017|
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Response from DWbiker | Reviewed this property |
There is some public bus transportation. You could google that and see if that goes all the way to Ke'e Beach.
4 May 2017|
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Response from ExpatFamily5 | Reviewed this property |
Mid morning should be ok, and you'll have a short walk. If you want no walk, early morning.