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Kauai Sights

Kahili Beach (Rock Quarry)

  • Off Wailapa Rd. Map It
  • Kilauea
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 01/24/2014

Fodor's Review

You wouldn't know it today, but this beach on Kilauea Bay was once an interisland steamer landing and a rock quarry. Today, it's a fairly quiet beach, although when the surf closes out many other North Shore surf spots, the break directly offshore from Kilauea Stream near the abandoned quarry is still rideable. For the regular oceangoer, summer's your best bet, although the quickly sloping ocean bottom makes for generally treacherous swimming. The stream estuary is quite

beautiful, and the ironwood trees and false kamani growing in the generous sand dunes at the rear of the beach provide protection from the sun. It's a wonderful place to observe seabirds. Amenities : none. Best For: surfing; walking; solitude.

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Off Wailapa Rd., turn left on dirt road and follow to the end, Kilauea, Hawaii, 96754, United States

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Updated 01/24/2014

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Sep 4, 2012

Kahili Beach Review

Great beach for surfing when the waves are up. Nearby stream is calm and great for kids, or kayaking, paddle boarding. Parking is limited, and access requires a dirt road drive. More info: http://www.kauaibeachscoop.com/north-shore/kahili-beach

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