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A Guide to Ke’e Beach on Kauai


If you’re looking for a breathtaking beach to visit on your trip to Kauai, look no further than Ke’e Beach. This stunning spot is located at the end of the road on the north shore, and it’s home to some of the most incredible views you’ll ever see.

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about visiting Ke’e Beach, including what to bring with you and where to find parking. So pack your swimsuit and sunscreen and get ready for an amazing day at the beach!

Ke’e Beach Amenities

  • Restrooms & Showers Available
  • Lifeguards on Duty
  • Best Activities: Snorkeling, Lounging, Swimming & more

About Ke’e Beach

Ke’e Beach marks the beginning of the Na Pali Coast and the famous Kalalau Trail. Explore tranquil waters, amazing snorkeling, and a perfect location to swim. This is a great beach to spend a day with friends – it has picture-perfect sand and good conditions most of the year. Try and avoid swimming during peak winter seasons.

This crescent-shaped bay is a popular destination for turtle watching as well, they often hang out in the calm waters. Check out the tide pools, but use a bit of caution near these if you have young kids playing near them. High tide makes them a bit less forgiving.

Getting To Ke’e Beach – Directions

To access the beach, you should drive west on Highway 560 from Hanalei. Come to a stop at mile marker 10. As always in Hawaii, arrive early to secure parking and beat the crowds.

Best Activities

Ke’e beach is a popular spot for many activities during the summer months. The water is usually calm, making it perfect for swimming, wake surfing, bodyboarding, and kayaking. There is also plenty of room on the beach for sunbathing and picnicking. Many visitors come to Ke’e beach to enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean and the nearby cliffs.

The reef offshore also makes for some great snorkeling. Whether you’re looking to relax or stay active, Ke’e beach is the perfect place to spend a summer day!

Important Information

  • Reservations are required
  • Hawaii residents do not need to pay for park entry or parking. There are fees for parking and park entry for out-of-state visitors
  • Shuttle reservations are available
  • No animals or pets are allowed
  • No camping
  • Cell service is unreliable near the park. Make sure you have your reservations in place before heading to Ke’e Beach for the day

Enjoy Ke’e Beach

No matter what beach activities you’re looking for – Ke’e beach can accommodate that! Get out there early and enjoy the beautiful weather and calm waters!

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