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Tunnels Beach, 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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  • My guess is I. The summer this is a great beach to snorkel, however, on this day the waves were incredible. Beach was nice to be on. Parking is limited, and many tree roots to navigate.  more »
  • This may be the most beautiful beach on the island. It's worth going to. The beach is long, shaded by trees, not too crowded. I spotted turtles. The surf was up so we didn't swim. It would have.....  more »

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