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Kauai Sights

Kalihiwai Beach

  • Kalihiwai Rd. Map It
  • Kilauea
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 03/04/2015

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A winding road leads down a cliff face to picture-perfect Kalihiwai Beach, which fronts a bay of the same name. It's another one of those drive-up beaches, so it's very accessible. Most people park under the grove of ironwood trees, near the stream, where young kids like to splash and older kids like to bodyboard. Though do beware the stream carries leptospirosis, a potentially lethal bacteria that can enter through open cuts. In winter months, beware of a treacherous shorebreak. Summer is the only truly safe time to swim. There's a favorite locals winter surf spot off the eastern edge of the beach, for advanced surfers only. The toilets here are the portable kind, and there are no showers. Amenities: parking; toilets. Best for: surfing; swimming; walking.

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Kalihiwai Rd., on Kilauea side of Kalihiwai Bridge, Kilauea, Hawaii, 96754, United States

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Updated 03/04/2015

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