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There is never a shortage of things to do or places to see it seems on Kauai. Our two favorite activities on the island are located on the North Shore. The first is called Queen’s Bath because it is pool of water carved out of the rocks and protected from the crashing waves. The second is secret beach on the north shore. It’s not really a secret, but is literally called secret beach and you have to know where you are going to get there.
This path is moderate difficulty and requires walking past a small waterfall, over rocks and along the ocean to arrive at the prize.
During our brief visit, we saw many Sea Turtles navigating the current of the water rushing away from the rocks.
There are several tide pools open to the ocean. If you see these, keep going, this is not the Queen’s Bath.
You’ll notice the calm water when you arrive at Queen’s Bath. But don’t take it for granted, there have been known to be drownings here due to waves crashing over the rocks and the water rushing in. When we visited, it was like a calm warm bath water. Definitely worth the hike.
One of our favorite beaches on Kauai is called Secret Beach. Again, you’ll have to know where you are going to get here, but at least there is a small parking lot located near the entrance.
- Tip: get there early if you wish to snag a parking spot
The path down to the beach is very steep at one point. You walk behind foliage until you exit onto a beach with soft sand and clear water.
The water is calm enough to swim and snorkel but do take note if there is a small current.
There are many hidden gems on Kauai which we’ll explore in upcoming articles. Secret Beach and Queen’s Bath are just two of the gems we like to visit when on the island.
Feel free to leave a comment here with your favorite spot on Kauai or check out the comments over on Mommy Point’s post about her upcoming trip to Kauai.
Kauai Day Trips
Check out our other Hawaii Day Trip tips and ideas here.
- Kauai Day Trip – Queen’s Bath & Secret Beach
- Kauai Day Trip – Waimea Canyon Lookout
- Kauai Trip Report – Exploring Kauai’s North Coast
- Kauai Trip Report – St Regis Princeville
- Kauai Day Trip – North Shore Beaches