Fodor's Expert Review Lawai Kai

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Beach, Lawai Kai, Kauai, Hawaii, USA

One of the most spectacular beaches on the South Shore is inaccessible by land unless you tour the National Tropical Botanical Garden's Allerton Garden, which we highly recommend. On the tour, you'll see the beach, but you won't visit it. One way to legally access the beach on your own is by paddling a kayak 1 mile from Kukuiula Harbor. However, you have to rent the kayaks elsewhere and haul them on top of your car to the harbor. Also, the wind and waves usually run westward, making the in-trip a breeze but the return trip a workout against Mother Nature. Do not attempt this beach in any manner during a south swell. Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; sunset.

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4425 Lawai Rd.
Hawaii  96756, USA

808-742–2433-for tour information at the National Tropical Botanical Garden's Allerton Garden

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