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About Salt Pond Beach - Kauai
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Salt Pond Beach - Kauai is located in Hawaii
21.9 N
-159.608 W
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7 Reviews of Salt Pond Beach - Kauai
Loved it!

my husband and I really loved this beach. The swimming was great. Some areas the waters are a bit rough, but there are some great “ponds” of water that are calm and the best for snorkeling. There is public parking for free, bathrooms and some restaurants nearby. They also have areas up top where you can wash your sandy feet off in. I love when beaches have this because I don’t like dragging sand into my car and hotel. It was pretty windy in the afternoon so I’m glad I brought a light sweater for the afternoon. There was also life guards on duty which was awesome. Always makes me feel a little safer while in the waters. The snorkeling was incredible. Saw so many great fish and took lots of pictures! Highly recommend coming here.

Camping in Paradise

There is nothing like camping in paradise. Camping also makes paradise a little more affordable. Great site. Just off/on the beach depending on which site you get. The water is great.

Funny Little County Park

This is a highly used area by locals. The night we arrived, there was a huge birthday party for a few folks with a DJ stand and lights and the whole shebang. The camping is allowed only on the grass so be sure to get a spot underneath the trees. Bathrooms are old and a bit dingy. It’s a fine spot to camp for a few nights with no other option. Really close to Hanapepe which is the town that inspired Lilo and Stitch and has great shops and the best bakery on the island (Midnight Bear).


I was lucky enough to go to Kauai on my honeymoon. One of the reasons we picked Kauai was because we knew there were tons of awesome hiking spots and places to camp. We went to Salt Bond Beach for 1 night and really liked it. It was very relaxing, and there were a few different hikes off the beach that we enjoyed. The campground is offered for both residence and those visiting. There are some cool areas that have covered picnic areas as well as places to BBQ. We saw so many people having BBQ's, it looked like so much fun. There are also bathrooms on site, which aren't the cleanest but at least there are bathrooms! The swimming was awesome! I really liked that there was a life guard on duty too. Some places in Kauai do not have life guards, which makes me a little nervous to swim. There were also some food trucks that were close by the beach- we had some fish tacos that were incredible!! We were told that you can literally place your tent wherever you want. There are no marked campsite spots- basically wherever you want to camp, you can camp! I thought this was pretty cool. There was actually a picnic table that was close to the water, and it almost looked like it was buried in the sand! I wouldn't recommend getting too close to the water to tent- only because the waves are crazy and you could wake up submerged in water! Overall, we really liked staying here and would recommend this place! Beautiful!

Beautiful but too many locals

At night this place is pretty rowdy. we set up our tent right next to the beach but everyone else set up as far away from the bathrooms as possible. the first night I found out why, it’s super rowdy. aside from the locals, it was gorgeous and perfect.

Great location

Great location, beach. Facilities are great. Charging outets, showers, sinks. Like everywhere on island includes free rooster alarms. Do not worry about sleeping in!

Rooster alarm clocks

This spot requires a permit, has male and female bathrooms and a few outdoor showers that are "cold". These are shocking at first, but quickly you become accustomed and it feels nice due to it being "room temp". There were two main issues with the stay, both of which happened on varying nights of the week (Monday and Friday). The roosters are plentiful and begin around 3 am here, with the toads coming out as the sun goes down. The roosters provide a great alarm clock if you want to get up in the middle of the night. The other aspect was that it seemed more like a "locals" campsite with several hanging flags or graffiti mentioning the hatred for the contiguous 48 states and howlies. Did not experience anything that would make it unsafe, but on Friday evening, the locals were partying loud until 2-3 am, so if that's your thing, you will love it, we had an early morning itinerary, so we did not too much. The beach is good with ample space.