Secret Beach or Kauapea Beach, is a beach in Kalihiwai, Hawaii, situated on the north shore of the island of Kauai
The location of the beach is rather secluded, but the view is very pretty
If you like a quiet beach, then this beach is perfect for you to spend your leisure time
You may see marine lives such as dolphins
Most people came here just to relax on the sand since the waves can be pretty rough
Secret Beach or Kauapea Beach is a stunning beach located in the north shore of Kauai Island, Hawaii. It has the name of Secret Beach because of its size, the secluded location, and the beauty. Other than visiting Secret Beach, there are many other attractions that you can check out too.
The first attraction we pick for you is Kilauea Lighthouse. This place is located only 1.3 miles away from the beach or 5 minutes away by driving. The view of the lighthouse is very beautiful and scenic, especially in sunset. The lighthouse also has been a point of attraction in the island too, along with the marine birds that nests around the lighthouse. It’s a perfect place to take Instagram photos!
Another place we recommend you to visit is Kilauea Point National Refuge. This place is where you can meet with the wildlife firsthand. The management has been taking care of the seabirds, dolphins, monk seals, as well as native Hawaiian coastal plants and Hawaii’s state birds, the endangered Hawaiian goose. It’s located really close to the lighthouse as well, only 10 minutes away by walking.
It is already known that Secret Beach isn’t for someone who’s unadventurous. This is because to reach secret beach, you will need to go a rough and slippery trail. Kauapea Beach Trail Head is where you start your journey. It is recommended for you to wear the right shoe that prevents you from slipping on a muddy trail.
Some people even need to use walking stick to hike the trail. Don’t worry, the view of the beach will be worth all your energy. Once you’re done, you have to bring back your own trash and don’t leave anything behind. There is also a nude beach if you keep on hiking. Watch the waves first if you’re thinking about swimming or snorkeling, because sometimes the currents can be too strong. Some people likes to surf here as well.
When visiting this beach, it’s recommended that you don’t do swimming or snorkeling since the waves can be too strong and there is no lifeguard.
The best time to visit Secret Beach is Kauai Island is from September to November and from April to June, when the weather is generally pleasant and the prices of airfare and hotels are relatively cheaper.
Though Secret Beach is not very popular for its water sports activity, you can still rent water sports equipment in Kauai Surfboard Rentals. This store is located 18 minutes away from the Secret Beach by driving, and is closer to Waioli Beach Park and Anini Beach. So, you may want to try water sports in those beaches instead since accessing Secret Beach can be difficult.
They have good board selection with reasonable prices. They can even deliver the surfboard to your hotel or vacation rental.
Need a place to stay near Secret Beach? You can go to Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas. This resort is located only 16 minutes away from Secret Beach by driving. The amenities are amazing as well, such as an on-site spa, free Wi-Fi up to 4 devices, movie rentals, outdoor children’s pool, tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, and many more. This hotel will make your vacation super comfortable because of its lovely room setting.
Another place you should check out is The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. This resort is located 16 minutes away from Secret Beach by driving as well. This resort is managed by Marriott International and has world-class amenities. The rooms are very spacious which is perfect for families or couples.
They also have spa treatment, pools, restaurant, and many more. You will feel connected to the nature staying at this resort.
Want to satisfy your hungry tummy? Go to Kilauea Fish Market! This restaurant is selling seafood with cozy outdoor seating. There are also vegetarian choices as well. Generous portion and the ingredients are always fresh, not to mention that the prices of the food are reasonable as well.
If you crave for breads and pizza, you can go to Kilauea Bakery and Pizza instead. They have bread, buns, bagels, tropical pastries, muffins, and many more. They also sell beverages such as coffee, tea, chai, cocoa, and fruit smoothies. For lunch menu, they have calzone ready to fill up your stomach. There are just so many choice that you could choose!
While you’re in Kauai, you should try local foods such as Poke, Huli Huli chicken, Lomilomi salmon, loco moco, and Poi!
Need to hangout in a lively place? Go to Bar Acuda! Bar Acuda is a place where you can enjoy tapas, cocktails and fine wine in a relaxing atmosphere. They also have vegetarian menu in this place. The staffs are very friendly and attentive, you may find yourself conversing with them when you’re enjoying your drink! With excellent wine list, you will never regret going to this place.