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Tunnels Beach, Wainiha

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#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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  • If you visit in May- -The surf can be challenging. Good size waves will challenge swimmers. -Popular beach so parking can be hard. Go early!! -In May there was a food truck and life guard. -Shade is....  more
    If you visit in May- -The surf can be challenging. Good size waves will challenge swimmers. -Popular beach so parking can be hard. Go early!! -In May there was a food truck and life guard. -Shade is....  more »
  • Unbelievable the number of ignorant travelers who give Tunnels a low score due to the high surf in the winter. DUH! It's winter on the North Shore!! Do your research before blindly wondering onto a... 
    Unbelievable the number of ignorant travelers who give Tunnels a low score due to the high surf in the winter. DUH! It's winter on the North Shore!! Do your research before blindly wondering onto a...  more »
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  • Clean and beautiful beach. Get there early. Parking is tough.
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