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Tunnels Beach, Wainiha

4.6
#5 of 36 in Beaches in Kauai
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Views of canyons and lush green maquis sculpt the backdrop at Tunnels Beach. The crescent-shaped beach and its large reef provide an excellent spot for diving and snorkeling, as the reef creates a barrier from the strong currents arriving from the north shore. Admire the jagged canyons and deep valleys eroded over time due to heavy rainfall. The volcanic formation of the island, visible through the underwater caverns formed from lava tubes, makes the beach an ideal snorkeling spot. Surfers can also benefit from the impressive waves beyond the reef. Try scuba diving and explore the inner and outer coral reefs, home to immense marine life, including sea turtles. Plan your Tunnels Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Wainiha using our Wainiha tour itinerary planner.
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  • We got there early and got a parking spot in the lot and got a nice spot under the trees. We were hoping to snorkel but it was way too choppy and then it began to rain. When it didn't let up we went.....  more
    We got there early and got a parking spot in the lot and got a nice spot under the trees. We were hoping to snorkel but it was way too choppy and then it began to rain. When it didn't let up we went.....  more »
  • Worth the trek from Poipu as it's a really nice snorkeling spot. Park at state beach parking and walk down the beach to tunnels. Don't use small alley parking as it's for the local fisherman and... 
    Worth the trek from Poipu as it's a really nice snorkeling spot. Park at state beach parking and walk down the beach to tunnels. Don't use small alley parking as it's for the local fisherman and...  more »
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  • Very nice beach when the currents are not strong. Parking can be very difficult if you do not get there early.
  • Clean and beautiful beach. Get there early. Parking is tough.

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