Kahili Quarry Beach / Rock Quarry Beach

Kahili Quarry Beach / Rock Quarry Beach
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Address 4160 Wailapa Rd, Kilauea, HI 96754
Large, sandy beach. Popular with surfers. Water is sometimes murky.

• Type: Murky Water • Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Bodysurfing • Good For: Boogie Boarding
• Good For: Fishing • Surfing Level: Advanced • Surfing Level: Intermediate

Kahili Quarry Beach, also known as Rock Quarry Beach, is located in the city of Kilauea on the north shore of Kaua'i, just a bit east of the popular Kilauea Lighthouse / Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

Rock Quarry Beach is likely to pretty empty much of the time since it's more of a surfing beach and doesn't seem to attract a large beach going crowd since it's not a great swimming beach (and can be dangerous at times).

Getting here is easy from the Kuhio Highway, just turn onto Wailapa Road and continue on for half a mile. Then turn left onto the dirt road which will take you to a parking area at the end.

From there it's a very easy and short walk to the beach.

At the far west end of Kahili Quarry Beach is where the Wailapa Stream empties into the ocean which can lead to riptides and murky water. Remember, murky water is good to avoid since sharks enjoy murky water as we explain in our Shark Attacks In Hawaii article. The east side of the beach is much better and can be good for snorkeling, but only if the ocean is very calm.

If the ocean isn't calm the water gets fairly choppy and then the beach is best for just relaxing on and watching the surfers do their thing (or get out there and surf if that's your thing). The beach itself is quite large with a lot of sandy area to call your own. Note that there are no facilities at all here.