Papa'a Bay

4.5 stars from 3 reviews
Address Off Kalalea View Dr, Anahola, HI 96703
Not an easy beach to access but certainly worth the trip because it's very secluded and very beautiful.

• Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Good / Plenty
• Good For: Sunrises

Full Description
Papa'a Bay Beach is located in the Anahola area on the northeast side of Kaua'i. Papa'a Bay isn't the easiest to access but once you know where to go it's really not too bad.

Keep in mind that it does involve a 10 minute hike and then another 10 minutes to walk over quite a few boulders. It's not the best beach for smaller kids because of the bolder hopping you have to do. Blame the person who built the $30 million estate behind the beach that blocked access, something the locals are not at all happy about.

From the Kuhio Highway turn onto Kapa'a Road and then a right onto Kalalea Drive and then a left onto Kalalea View. Take that to the end, turn right and parking will be at the end of that road. Park your car and then walk back up the direct road where you'll find the trailhead.

The map above shows the route the path takes.

Once over on the beach there's a good chance you'll have it all or mostly to yourself. The views here are amazing and the water is a gorgeous shade of blue. Keep in mind that there are no facilities here.

Monti C
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 22
Likes Received: 0
Really cool beach but it does take some time and effort to get to the actual sand. Clearly not for everyone.
Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
This is a near perfect beach in so many ways. The seclusion and lack of access that makes getting here a minor challenge is also part of the charm and what keeps it so empty most of the time. The shape of the beach, the endless sand, and perfect blue waters make this one a favorite.
Gene C
Joined: Apr 2015
Reviews: 18
Likes Received: 0
My kind of hidden beach! Requires climbing around over some big rocks and such but nothing major. Great beach and we had it all to ourselves the entire time we were there.
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