Beaches on North Shore of Kauai?

Old Apr 18th, 2005, 07:53 PM
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Beaches on North Shore of Kauai?

I'm still planning my honeymoon to Hawaii in Aug. We're going to spend around 5 days in Kauai and I've read from a lot of people on this site that the North Shore is beautiful, especially in Aug. However, as I'm looking for condos (probably Sea Lodge), I've read that the beach is a hike or we have to drive to other beaches.

What beaches do people recommend going to on the North Shore? Are there any condos around those beaches (around $120-$150)? Thanks for the help!
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Old Apr 18th, 2005, 08:17 PM
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My favorite beach on the north shore is Makua (Tunnels) Beach. There are (expensive) beach rentals there, but no condos. Ke'e is also another great beach. There are lots of beach rentals on Anini Beach, but no condos. There is the Hanalei Colony Resort, which is a condo complex about 10 - 15 minutes from Hanalei. The beach there is beautiful, but is not a great swimming beach. This summer we are renting a house in Hanalei across Weke Road from the beach. I don't think there are any condos in Hanalei, but you might want to look into renting a house. Kauai Vacation Rentals has a five day minimum for their rentals.
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Old Apr 18th, 2005, 08:20 PM
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Aloha cd,

Try these great sites for a good look... most every beach is wonderful on Kauai... especially the north shore beaches.

For a condo also check out Pali Ke Kua, or You can hike down to Hideaways beach from the condo on a paved path. Hideaways will be a great snorkel spot in August.

Many congrats... have a lovely time in Hawaii.
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There are lots of houses/cottages for rent which are truly _beach_front on the northshore -- search this site for earlier recommendations posted for:

There's just one beachfront condo project on the northshore -- Hanalei Colony Resort (actually located in Ha`ena though):
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I will second the recommendation for the Pali Ke Kua condos, above the eastern portion of Hideaways/Pali Ke Kua beach. The beach path down is steep, though's pretty but can be a bit of a puffer on the way back up. The beach is very pretty though, peaceful with shade and studded with dramatic black lava rocks, views down the coast, and excellent's very deserted too.

We rented from last June. We were in condo #106, and the views are fantastic, sitting up on the bluff. I have a trip report with lots of details about the condo and our trip in general here:

And yes, Ke'e and Tunnels are two wonderful beaches, absolutely dreamy. They are harder to park at as the day wears on. At Ke'e, we just spot-stalked till one opened and at Tunnels we actually parked at the Haena Beach parking lot and just walked a bit up the beach to the Tunnels reef area for snorkeling. Anini is a good beach too, calm water and a good parking lot, with facilities. If you go to Ke'e, make sure you at least take the Kalalau Trail far enough in to see the beach from above, it's breathtaking.

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Old Apr 19th, 2005, 08:28 AM
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In addition to Ke'e, Tunnels, Haena, Hideaways and Anini, I really enjoed the beach in front of the Princeville hotel. There are public access stairs at the entrance. I found the acsess much easier than Hideaways, and the views as you walk down the stairs were quite lovely. Once you get to the beach, head around to the left for some shade and privacy under the trees.
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Old Apr 19th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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Oh dear....more people going to Kauai. When will they learn? :-"

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Dear Kal,

Apparently NEVER!


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sorry...just got back from the gym and I'm sitting here in my sweaty white tank top with my broad shoulders and bursting biceps and for some odd reason felt like I should shout your name....Hmmmm, someone outta make a movie.....

Anyway, I digest....once again, I will begin my exhaustive research into the Kauai phenomena in 253 mo' days.
The things I do for my fellow travelers.

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We stayed at Sea Lodge A2 last summer at the end of July and begining of August.

Sea Lodge A2 is a quiet little condo located in the first building in the corner on the 1st floor, no hauling luggage up and down stairways. Great views and decorated really nice, trail to a secluded beach outside.

We had a great time, very romantic Honeymoon Suite.

I found their web site from my stuff. I talked to Kalea.

Please let them know I referred you, maybe they will give me a break when I go next year.

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