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West Side (Part 1)
(See also Lifeguard
Safety Tips, Kauai Drive Guide, Kauai
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
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POND COUNTY BEACH PARK
Located adjacent to Port Allen Airport. Take Kaumualii
Highway (Hwy 50) to Waialo Road (Hwy 54) to the park.
Adjacent to the only functioning Salt Ponds in the Hawaiian
Islands. Swimming conditions are normally safe except during
periods of high surf. Good snorkeling area and a popular
surfing and windsurfing site.
Pavilion, restrooms, showers, camping, lifeguards.
Located 2 miles east of the mouth of the Waimea River.
One of Kauai's most famous surfing beaches. Home to Infinities
- the reef that has the exact edge and slope to create the
perfect wave - one of the longest rides in Hawaii. Shark sightings
in the murky water are common.
BEACH COUNTY PARK
Located off Kaumualii Highway (Hwy 50) at Kekaha
Endless stretch of white sand beaches. Swimming, snorkeling,
body boarding, surfing.
Pavilion, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, BBQ pits, lifeguards.
Located at the end of Kaumualii Highway (Hwy 50) at Mana
- watch for sign to park. Continue 5 miles along unpaved road
to the park.
One of the widest beaches in the State, backed by extensive
sand dunes. Site of Hawaii's famous Barking Sands. Good views
of the Na Pali Coast. Safe swimming at Queen's Pond. High
surf, particularly during the winter and spring, generates
dangerous water conditions. Swimming in the summer only.
Pavilion, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, BBQ pits,
On to West Side -
Part 2 (Na Pali Coast State Park)
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