Ke'e Beach Kauai

Ke’e Beach

Discover the wonders of Ke’e Beach, where adventure, natural beauty and relaxation converge.
  • Region: North Shore
  • Best for snorkeling, swimming, picnicking and hanging out.
  • Shallow, reef-protected lagoon is perfect for snorkeling and swimming under calm conditions.
  • Accessibility: Requires Entry Pass for Haena State Park.
  • Lifeguards
  • Restrooms and outdoor showers.
  • Map: Google Maps

Ke’e Beach, on Kauai’s North Shore, is a renowned destination offering both natural beauty and cultural significance. This stunning beach marks the end of the road, making it an idyllic escape for travelers seeking adventure and relaxation alike. Ke’e Beach is known for its pristine golden sands, striking turquoise waters and vibrant marine life in a reef-protected lagoon. Additionally, the beach serves as the trailhead for the famous Kalalau Trail, a challenging yet rewarding hike that traverses the island’s breathtaking Na Pali Coast. Beyond its recreational opportunities, the Ke’e Beach area holds historical and cultural significance as the birthplace of the ancient art of hula. With its stunning scenery, recreational activities and cultural importance, Ke’e Beach stands as a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the beauty of Kauai.

Ke’e Beach’s signature lagoon area is a wonderful and safe area for swimming and snorkeling during calm conditions. Beyond the reef-protected area of the lagoon, visitors should stay out of the water, where rocks along the shoreline and possibly dangerous surf can create problematic conditions.

A very popular destination, advance reservations are now required to visit the beach (and the trail). Until the past couple of years, you could drive right up to this wonderful beach at the end of the road. Now, visitors follow a path from the parking area to the beach, a walk that takes about 5-10 minutes. Visit our Kauai North Shore Permits Information Page for complete information.

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