Aloha! Today we explore the Secret Beach
or Kauapea beach in Kauai. It is worth seeing although a little tricky to get to it. The trail that takes you to the beach is located at the end of a dirt road in Kilauea. There isn’t a proper formal parking lot but the road is wide enough to allow parking on both of its sides. The trail leading to the beach is
a 10-minute moderately difficult hike through lush vegetation. It’s a little
steep and can be slippery when wet. Our children enjoyed the hike to the beach
immensely. They figured that probably that’s why the beach was called the
secret beach since it is quite challenging to get to it and secluded.
They were happy to be among those who ventured in finding it. Luckily when we
went, it was dry and enjoyable. You might want to check the forecast before going there, especially with kids. The beach is beautiful. There is a big
wall of lava rock at the western edge of the beach. There are tidal pools formed in the lava
rock that can be fun to explore. You can see Kilauea lighthouse atop a cliff in the distance from there. In the summer months
swimming is typically safe. In winter water is dangerous just right for
advanced surfers. There are beautiful big waves crashing on the lava rock. On calm days tidal pools form around the lava rock allowing kids and adults to play and have fun. Other activities include sunbathing,
fishing, hunting for seashells along the shore. Thank you, for watching.