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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Local Culture
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 74%Family Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (26)
- Ke'e BeachFeb 05, 2014
To get to Ke'e, pronounced KA'A, you will drive on one of the most beautiful roads on planet earth. The lush tropical forests along with all the great places to stop along the way. This includes Tunnels beach, the dry cave and more. The drive to and from Ke'e is an adventure in itself. If you plan on stopping at Ke'e beach, leave early because parking is at a premium. There is extra parking a bit up the road if you get there late but who wants to walk back to the beach. Ke'e is my number one spot on Kauai. When you walk onto the beach, you will walk to the right along the beach. After you claim your spot and put your towel out, keep walking in the same direction. DO NOT TURN AROUND. Keep walking to the small point on the beach, maybe a quarter of a mile from where you walked onto the beach. Once at the point, turn around. From this point, you will be able to look strait down the Na Pali.
Ke'e is a fantastic place to snorkel having both a sandy bottom part to walk and a reef. The best snorkeling is along the edge of the reef where it meets the sandy bottom. Again, do not harass and monk seals you may see on the beach.
- Ke'e Beach
- Ke'e BeachJul 28, 2013
This is our favorite spot to snorkel on the island, and even though the drive is long, it is worth it. The beach is surrounded by a reef, which not only helps keep the waves down but also supports a wide variety of fish and marine life.
The start of the Kalalau trail is also at this beach, so even if you don't want to hike the full 2 miles to a beach or 4 miles to a waterfall, going up the trail for about a 1/2 mile will lead you to some gorgeous overlooks with breathtaking views of Ke'e and the Na Pali Coast.
On another note, this beach and the Kalalau trail are very popular, so try to get there as early in the morning as possible as parking fills up extremely fast!
- Ke'e BeachJul 23, 2013
Beautiful beach. It can get very hot in the summer, and parking can be a challenge, so come early. It is a wonderful spot for snorkeling, especially in the summer. It is a lifeguarded beach, and can be closed over a period of time in the winter, due to the surf.
- Ke'e BeachMay 28, 2013
The beach is spectacular for snorkeling. It's only eight miles away at the "end of the road." Can't give it a 5 star rating because parking is really hectic, but if you get there early in the day or you chill and stay calm, vying for parking is worth it.
- Ke'e BeachMay 28, 2013
At the very end of the road! Don't be discouraged by lack of parking, just wait a few minutes in your car and someone will leave before you know it. In the summer time when waves are low swim out to the sand bar and look down the Napali Coast line from the water. If you can swim just 20-30 yards you can make it.
- Ke'e BeachMay 27, 2013
The "end of the road" is worth the drive. Try to go early in the day during the week as the parking can be difficult. Once you get to Ke'e Beach just walk to the right a block or two and you will be mostly alone. All the tourists park and plunk immediately on the sand, but isolation is just a short hike away down a pristine beach and the view back toward the Na Pali cliffs is the best.
- Ke'e BeachApr 27, 2013
Often just referred to as "the beach at the end of the road" on the North Shore, Ke'e is one of our favorites for snorkeling and beach-walking. Parking areas fill up here, so consider going early or maybe later in the afternoon after some of the cars are gone.