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Kealia Beach

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Address: Highway 56, North of Kapaa, Kealia, Kauai, HI
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Good beach with lots of entertainment

We went to this beach on the recommendation of a local who said it was his favorite. The swimming was beautiful on the extreme north end of the beach, behind the lava rock... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Newton, North Carolina
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Newton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this beach on the recommendation of a local who said it was his favorite. The swimming was beautiful on the extreme north end of the beach, behind the lava rock breakwater. In other places, it would be dangerous. The water is crystal clear and the sand on the beach is nice and clean. Some shade trees are... More 

Thank Oscar_Retriever
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy body surfing or surfing this is a fun beach. The bike trail goes right by here. If you are looking for less waves go to the far north side near the rocks (but not too close), the waves are quite a bit calmer there. We just watched to see if there were others in the water

Thank LiliHeit
Chandler, Arizona
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spent time here over the years and it really is a nice park, along the walkway and lots of beach and ramadas. The water tends to be rough so good for body boards and body surfing but scarier with young non-experienced swimmers.

Thank John B
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is right off the highway but we enjoyed it. It was very relaxing and plenty of room for parking. There is bathrooms and showers to rinse off. There is also places to have a picnic. It does get busy but all in all it was a fun time.

Thank Nick_Bonarek
Chico, California
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223 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Had to catch a sunset here across the ocean and it was near where we stayed in Kapaa. Very nice view! It is located just off the highway and it is very pretty and there is parking there too. A good spot for a picnic, a bike ride along the trail, local spot for catching the waves too, or watching... More 

Thank TravelGoddess61
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We love this beach for a number of reasons but it's particularly good for bougie boarders and chilling out watching the waves....... There are picnic pavilions, bathrooms, drinking water and showers and there is plenty of parking during the week. Weekends can get busy so arrive early. Watch out for the rip tide here. The lifeguards are very quick to... More 

Thank Penelope C
Orem, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was the best place to bogey board. Nice waves, good beach, SHOWERS, and plenty of sun. I love beaches that have a place to rinse off. Waves are really good and the water and air temperature is so nice. Make sure you stop if you love to surf or bogey board.

Thank skroberts10
Vancouver, Canada
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Long beach, little or no shade. It has lifeguards and it was packed when we visited. Good sunrise photos though.

Thank EphemeralDiver
Anahola, Hawaii
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

There is a beautiful trail that goes by this beach. There are a few covered picnic tables, too for families and small groups to have lunch or meet. It is, though, just on the highway, so it's not the out of the way beach some folks might be looking for, this wouldn't be for you. There is however, a bathroom... More 

Thank stacy h
Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This beach is located alongside Kuhio highway just north of Kapa'a. This beach is very long with a nice bit of sand. The Ke Ala Hele Makalae also runs alongside the beach. The parking area is very large so parking has never been a problem. This is a lifeguarded beach with picnic tables located on both the north and south... More 

Thank SoCalOregonian

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