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Alternative-Hawaii Beach Guide to North Shore Kauai  

Kauai Beaches:
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Lihue-Kalapaki
(See also Lifeguard Safety Tips, Kauai Drive Guide, Kauai Camping)

Call National Weather Service 245-6001 for Weather Forecast & 245-3564 for Marine Forecast.
As lifeguard services may vary, call the County of Kauai at 241-6506 for current coverage.



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©Ann Cecil

NININI BEACH
Located near the northern point of Nawiliwili Harbor.

Good swimming and snorkeling at the smaller of two pocket beaches approximately 1/4 mile from Ninini Point. A secluded site frequented by nudists (illegal).


©Ann Cecil
KALAPAKI BEACH
Take Rice Street to Waapa Rd. Continue to junction with Nawiliwili Rd. (Hwy 58). Turn right into Kauai Marriott Resort & proceed to parking lot.

One of Kauai's most popular beaches - fronting the Kauai Marriott Resort. A historic surfing site - the beach is 1/4-mile-long and very wide. Sandy ocean bottom makes for good swimming. Powerful rip currents during high surf.


©Ann Cecil
NAWILIWILI PARK
Located on the north side of the commercial harbor at Nawiliwili.

Primary activities are picnicking, fishing, and surfing. The expert surfing site offshore is known as Ammonias.

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