The title says it all – this beach is a secret to most travelers to Kauai as it takes a lot of effort to find it.
Kauapea Beach – known as Secret Beach – is placed between the towns of Kilauea and Kalihiwai and is a ten minute hike from the nearest road. If you are with your family and baby then hire a rental car.
The hike is extremely steep, so it is not advised for those with health issues, but if you do get the chance to do it, it is worth the effort.
The sandy beach is surrounded by small waterfall, green forests, and lush nature. There are no drinking water or restroom facilities at the beach.
At the finish of a long dirt track on the east coast of Kauai you will across Donkey Beach. The amazing beach is lined with palm trees and has plenty of shady places to give you a break from the sun. Named after the donkeys that used to job at close by plantations, Donkey beach was once a clothing – possible beach, but Hawaii state administration has since cracked down on naked beaches across the state. The beach is not perfect for swimming the water is quite rough, but picnics and sunbathing with your family and baby are famous activities.
Kalihiwai Beach, placed on Kauai north shore, is in a secluded bay with natural rain forest backdrop. Covered by the Kalihiwai River, the beach is amazing point for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling.
Kipu Kai Beach placed at the foot of the mountains. Although there is a road lending to the beautiful beach it is privately owned so hiring boat is the just way to access it. Kipu Kai Beach is best for snorkeling or swimming as the water is commonly quite calm.
Polihale State Park
If you are willing to go on a five mile pot-hole and mud polluted dirt track (not perfect if you have a rent car or going with your family and baby), then you are in for a treat.
Polihale State Park, placed of the Western end of highway 50, is home to the amazingly Polihale beach, a big, white sandy beach that offers some of Kauai most charming views.
As the beach is unsaved, the riptides and waves are intense so surfing and swimming is not advised, but because of this it is always empty so you can take in the lush views in full solidarity.
If you are visiting in Kauai with your baby do not forget baby gear rentals & beach equipment rental Kauai for your baby.