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Shh...It's a Secret

Well, it's not exactly a secret: This lengthy stretch of sand near Kilauea, also known as Kauapea Beach, is among Kauai's most beautiful, and it has plenty of admirers. That said, it is indeed secluded, reachable only by a 10-minute hike down through rugged coastal woods and brush. Once you hit the beach, the paradise effect kicks in immediately: the long golden sands punctuated by black lava rock, backdropped by ironwood bluffs, and rolling eastward toward a prospect of Kilauea Lighthouse.

Heads up: You'll probably run into a few sunbathers clad in nothing but their birthday suits, even though public nudity isn't legal in Hawaii. (Not much being kept secret by those beachgoers-in-the-buff...)

Open in Google Maps: Kauapea Beach, Kalihiwai, HI

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