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Guide to Kauai’s Ke’e Beach

Sunset At Ke'e Beach

Ke’e Beach is one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on Kauai. It’s located at the end of the road, past Haena State Park. If you’re looking for a quiet and peaceful beach to relax on, Ke’e is definitely worth a visit! In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of everything you need to know about Ke’e Beach. We’ll discuss its history, what to expect when you visit, how to get there, and more!

Kee Beach, The North Shore Overview

The beach has restrooms and showers. It is generally known for swimming, snorkeling, being kid-friendly, and relaxing or sunset watching. You also have a good chance of seeing sea turtles lounging in the water or on the beach.

It has calm waters making it home to some of the best swimming on the island. Picturesque white sand located near the famed Na Pali Coast, there’s a reason it’s such a fantastic beach.

Directions and Accessing Kee Beach

To get to the beach, you should head west on Highway 560 from Hanalei. Stay on the road until you come to mile marker 10. Parking is pretty limited, so you should try and get there early to secure a spot.

Do I need a reservation?

As of now, you do need to make a reservation to access this part of Hawaii. It does not matter if you are walking, shuttling, or driving in.

You must make a reservation through the website

Do I need a parking permit?

No, but parking is currently limited to 100 spots. However, there are a few shuttle services you can take. Do a quick search and find the shuttle that works best for you.

Best Ke’e Beach Activities

What should you do once you’re at the beach? Here are some popular activities:


Swimming is one of the great activities this beach offers. It has calm beaches and a shallow lagoon making it perfect for kids and beginner swimmers. You can venture out past this lagoon but beware of currents and other ocean hazards.

Snorkeling and Diving:

Another great way to explore the beach is snorkeling or diving! The waters are typically calm and have an abundance of coral and wildlife. The best snorkeling is on the right side of the beach – explore and be safe!

Sunbathing and Relaxing:

Sometimes, all you need is a good book, some sunscreen, and a beach towel. Ke’e has plenty of sand to lounge on, so find your spot and soak up the sun! The Ke’e Beach sunsets are especially beautiful because you get a great view of the Na Pali Coast. Make sure to stick around for some stargazing after the sun goes down!

Surfing and Bodyboarding:

The surfing here is world-renowned! Experienced surfers will love the waves at Ke’e. If you’re a beginner, there are plenty of lessons available. Just be cautious – the rip currents can be strong!

Best Nearby Attractions

If you’re looking for something to do off the beach, here are some great nearby attractions:

The Kalalau Trail:

This is an incredibly popular and beautiful hike. It’s 11 miles round trip, so make sure you’re prepared and do your research before starting it.

Limahuli Garden:

Known as one of the best natural botanical gardens in the world, this unique destination

Enjoy Ke’e Beach

We hope you enjoyed this guide to Ke’e Beach! This secluded beach is the perfect spot to relax, swim, surf, and more. Be sure to follow all the safety guidelines and have a great time!

If you’re interested in booking any rentals with Na Pali Riders, feel free to reach out to our experienced staff! We are more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns about your Kauai vacation.

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