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Kauai Sights

Mahaulepu Beach

  • Poipu Rd. Map It
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 01/24/2014

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This 2-mi stretch of coast, with its sand dunes, limestone hills, sinkholes, and caves is unlike any other on Kauai. Remains of a large, ancient settlement, evidence of great battles, and the discovery of a now-underwater petroglyph field indicate that Hawaiians lived in this area as early as 700 AD. Mahaulepu's coastline is unprotected and rocky, which makes venturing into the ocean hazardous. There are three beach areas with bits of sandy-bottom swimming; however, the

best way to experience Mahaulepu is simply to roam, especially at sunrise. Access to this beach is via private property. The owner allows access during daylight hours, but be sure to depart before sunset or risk getting locked in for the night.Amenities: parking. Best For: walking; solitude; sunrise.

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Poipu Rd., past the Hyatt Hotel, Poipu, Hawaii, 96756, United States

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Updated 01/24/2014

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