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Map of Kauai Beaches


Hanalei Bay

Our map of Kauai beaches helps you find the location of the best beaches in Kauai for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, sunbathing or sunset watching.



The beaches of Kauai are among the most beautiful you’ll see anywhere in the world, which is one of the reasons filmmakers have been focusing their lenses on them for so many years. With an estimated 6 million years of geological activity, the oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands has had the most time to create marvelous white-sand beaches on its nearly circular coastline—north, south, east and west. Few beaches in the world can rival the amazing beauty of Kalalau and Polihale, with their spectacular background of the north-facing Na Pali cliffs (Na Pali is Hawaiian for “the cliffs”). On the south side of the island, Poipu Beach is consistently ranked in national and international Top Ten Beaches lists. It’s ideal for families, offering safe, shallow lagoons for the young ones, as well as nearby bodysurfing and surfing for the adventurous. Another favorite is Hanalei Bay, which has starred in numerous Hollywood productions, favored for its wonderful bay, surfing waves and mountainous backdrop. Beachwise, Kauai has it all: bodysurfing beaches, surfing beaches, snorkeling, scuba and sunbathing. 

Best Kauai Beaches for Snorkeling

Best Kauai Beaches for Swimming

Best Kauai Beaches for Sunbathing and Sunset Watching

Best Kauai Beaches for Surfing


Photo by Brett Uprichard



2 Responses to “Map of Kauai Beaches”

    • Winona

      Aloha Candie. Thank you for your email. PerfectDaysHawaii is full of information on Hawaii. If you have any specific areas you are interested in, let us know and we’ll do our best to provide that information. Mahalo, Winona


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