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Great beach for babies, a little windier than Hanalei

The water is incredibly shallow for a long ways at this beach, so its perfect for babies. No big... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kcharlotte
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Los Angeles, California
Fun excursion

Fun beach just to wander on. Surf was too turblulent and powerful with undertow to feel... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Doug274
,
Long Beach, California
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful beach” (14 reviews)
“dirt road” (10 reviews)
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Kauai, HI
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"kilauea lighthouse"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 14 reviews
"dirt road"
in 10 reviews
"shell gas station"
in 2 reviews
"min hike"
in 2 reviews
"natural spring"
in 2 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"tide pools"
in 5 reviews
"secluded spot"
in 2 reviews
"cars parked"
in 3 reviews
"watching surfers"
in 2 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 6 reviews
"slippery slope"
in 2 reviews
"highly recommend this beach"
in 2 reviews
"pretty beach"
in 3 reviews
"half mile"
in 5 reviews
"red clay"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The water is incredibly shallow for a long ways at this beach, so its perfect for babies. No big waves to knock them over - just nice calm water for them to sit in and dig up the sand. (That said it was a bit...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun beach just to wander on. Surf was too turblulent and powerful with undertow to feel comfortable going in more than ankle deep. Sand had this fascinating spongy-ness to it. Over on the west side (where trail drops in) there was a great rocky area...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes its true, this beach is no longer a well kept secret. But it still well worth the steep hike down to visit it. Just be sure to wear appropriate shoes, not flip flops. The beach is gorgeous, you can walk to the left quite...More

1  Thank CassieRDH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Secret Beach is a beautiful scenic beach with wild waves and a calm pond. It’s at the end of a 15-minute hike down a steep, slippery slope. Don’t wear flip flops going down this path! Tennis shoes or hiking boots only. This is not a...More

1  Thank Tracey H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, so it's not THAT secret, but what did you expect when you found it on the internet? One thing this beach is not is crowded. There are other people there to be sure, but there is plenty of room. It's a good walk down...More

2  Thank jstegma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not so secret as there were 40-50 cars parked along the dirt road ending at two gated homes on the western end of the beach. Maybe the secret is finding where to park. The only public access is at N22° 13.175 W159° 25.095, which I...More

2  Thank RKWh2o
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked down early morning. Please note the path is wet and steep so take your time! No one was down there, we had the whole place to ourselves. This is not a play to swim but definitely a place to walk and potentially lay...More

Thank edy02
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but really cool. Somewhat secluded and great surf coming in all of the time. Good for star gazing after sundown.

Thank Jimc82
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very picturesque beach, the walk down the path take a little effort but the view and the beach are worth the effort.

Thank BigNigel1970
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Secret Beach is beautiful, but not quite a "secret." Definitely know when the high and low tides are. The little hike isn't bad at all if you're in decent shape. The water is definitely very rough, but are so cool to view from the beach...More

3  Thank jamiendegeorge
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Tommy D
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Response from Dana P | Reviewed this property |
I guess it depends on the time of day. I went around 8am and there was no one on the beach besides me and my husband. I’m not a nudist, but I needed to change my bathing suit ...and I did! I guess they only enforce it is... More
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Response from Gearmaster1 | Reviewed this property |
I had great difficulty finding it at first, because there are two Kalihiwai Roads, and initially I went to the wrong one. If you're on the one with signs to Ahnini Beach and Kalihikai Park, then you're on the wrong road... More
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