Apryl E.
Kalaheo, HI
Joined July 2018
Hidden (not so hidden) Gem

Polihale is the beach you go to if you are looking for a beach with very few others on it. It's the last beach when driving out to the west side. If you hit the end of the road, you've gone too far. The road out is pretty terrible so if you don't have a car that can handle some bumps, I wouldn't risk it. There are countless times when tourists take their rentals out there and get stuck either in the sand, mud or potholes.

If you manage to make it out there, you will have a good chunk of the beach to yourself. There a pavilions and picnic tables scattered throughout the stretch of beach. My personal favorite is to just throw a towel on the sand, watch for shooting stars, and fall asleep. There is no light pollution so this is also the place to go to capture those beautiful night sky shots.

Hidden, quiet and beautiful

This is one of the most beautiful and unexpected places to see on the island of Kauai. You can camp either in a tent or there are some cabins to check out as well. This is the place to go on the island if you need to get out of the heat and humidity given that its higher up in elevation. Around this area there a some beautiful hikes into the canyon itself. You can do small day hikes to full night trips through the canyon. A must see if your on the island.

The Grand Canyon of Kauai

This is one of the most beautiful and unexpected places to see on the island of Kauai. You can camp either in a tent or there are some cabins to check out as well. This is the place to go on the island if you need to get out of the heat and humidity given that its higher up in elevation. There are countless hikes that bring you to viewpoints of either the Napali Coast or the canyon itself.

Not crowded for California

This is a great place for the day or for a few nights. As far as California beaches go, this one is always the least crowded. The sand is wide enough that all the people can spread out fairly well. You bound to find plenty of sand dollars and hopefully a sea lion or two!

HUGE playground!

The beach is on the east side of Kauai, right outside of Kapaa. Its a pretty mellow beach year round, but the tide can get a little choppy in some months. There's an inclosed swimming area made by a rock wall that keeps the waves mellow and safe for kids. There is also a GINORMOUS playground right next to the beach that you can drive up to. This beach is a local favorite.

Convenient and beautiful.

This campsite is great in that its conveniently located near a lot of the trail heads. Its definitely a bit jam packed with people, but that's also due to the increased population of Yosemite. I'm sure its overpacked everywhere.

While I was there, a fire surrounded the park making everything a bit hazy, but I can only image how beautiful the landscape would be on a clear day!

First to Review
Great family spot! Beautiful area.

This campground is set up for anything from large groups (50+) to small families. There are cabins to rent out or places to pitch a tent. The water is pretty mellow (at least during the summer) and is great for stand up paddling. This is on the Northwestern tip of Oahu and is a must see. Across the street there is also a skydiving company, so throughout the day you will often times see parachuters appearing in the sky.

First to Review
Northwest tip of Oahu. Great beach

This campground is set up for anything from large groups (50+) to small families. There are cabins to rent out or places to pitch a tent. The water is pretty mellow (at least during the summer) and is great for stand up paddling. This is on the Northwestern tip of Oahu and is a must see. Across the street there is also a skydiving company, so throughout the day you will often times see parachuters appearing in the sky.

First to Review
Great mellow beach area!

This campground is set up for anything from large groups (50+) to small families. There are cabins to rent out or places to pitch a tent. The water is pretty mellow (at least during the summer) and is great for stand up paddling. This is on the Northwestern tip of Oahu and is a must see. Across the street there is also a skydiving company, so throughout the day you will often times see parachuters appearing in the sky.

One of a kind

We just drove through but it seems like a great spot to camp given all the options. Lots of day hikes and extraordinary views. I highly recommend. The trees are MASSIVE.

Great hike!

The campground isn't really much of a campground. It's near the Kahili Adventist School. It's technically on private property to do the hike and its pretty restricted. Security will often kick you off if you attempt to hike up Kahili mountain.

Great family beach

Great place to camp for a few days! North shore of Kauai has got some gems and this is one for sure. There's always a bunch of people out camping on the weekends, but it never seems too crowded.