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4.5 out of 5
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  • Tunnels Beach
    Pamela L
    5 Mar 06, 2014

    This is a Beautiful beach, the color of the water in summer is spectacular. A must see!! If you like to snorkel bring your gear, you will see amazing fish, turtles. Summertime is the best time to enjoy this beach, since the waves can get very large in winter. Its very hard to find parking here, so come early, or you may park at Ha'ena State Beach Park, then walk along the beach up to tunnels. Its a beautiful walk.

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  • Tunnels Beach
    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Feb 15, 2014

    Tunnels is where the big boys surf on Kauai. They call it Tunnels 'cause in the winter the waves start to barrel in from across the Pacific Ocean with nothing to slow 'em down for thousands of miles till they hit the reef off Makua Beach and pitch and roll into giant-sized aquatic tunnels in which the surfers get 'tubed' for minutes on end. Besides the surfing, Tunnels is pretty much 'Hawaii 5-0' in the flesh - swimming pool like water, white sand and palm trees, hula girls not included :-/

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    Jon S
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    5 Aug 31, 2013

    Great day trip. Go early for good parking options. Beautiful beach for swimming and relaxing. Lifeguards and expansive area! North shore. About 1 hour drive from Poipu.

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    Travis Katz
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    5 Aug 05, 2013

    One of the most scenic beaches in Maui. View towards the Na Pali coast where huge mountains tumble into the sea. Great place to catch a sunset, and good surfing as well. There is a parking lot nearby.

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    Steve & Sue
    5 Jul 06, 2013

    Great snorkeling! Small parking lot about 1/4 mile before Haena State Park. You can also walk down the beach from Haena. No facilities.

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    5 Mar 18, 2013

    Excellent little beach, with some super fun shore-break for body surfing. Does get a bit crushing when the swell is in though.

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    Ingrid Katz
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    One of the nicest beach in Kauai. Wonderful scenery with the big mountains behind, beautiful sandy beach and also great for snorkeling!

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  • Tunnels Beach
    janey
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A great place for snorkeling and also famous spot for divers. I was a little freaked out of the deeper end but if you're adventurous you'll love snorkeling through the tunnels! I was a wimp and snorkeled only above the reef!

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  • Tunnels Beach
    Aya
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    3 Oct 31, 2013

    Horrible parking but wonderful snorkeling!

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  • Tunnels Beach
    Christopher W
    5 Aug 31, 2013

    Best Snorkeling on the island. A favorite!

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Description:

Located in Ha'ena Beach Park on Kauai's north shore, Makua is known for its incredible mountain backdrop - featured in movies like Jurassic Park. Tunnels is a great snorkeling beach, with a shallow inner reef perfect for beginners or little ones. For more advanced divers and snorkelers, the outer reef has amazing wildlife. For more advanced surfers, Tunnels offers a great reef break. Public parking, bathrooms and showers are available at Haena Beach Park.
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