Salt Pond Beach Park
Birds in Paradise
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Kauaʻi Education Association for Science & Astronomy
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Hanapepe Farmers Market
One of the county-wide Sunshine Markets. Small-scale farmers truck in the goods themselves and locals line up before the whistle blows...
Salt Pond Beach Park information
Named for its saltwater flats, where seawater is still drained and harvested for reddish-pink sodium crystals, this crescent-shaped beach is great for lounging. With a shallow (but not too shallow) swimming area accessible from the sand and sheltered by a rock reef, it’s popular with local families. Full facilities include BBQ grills, outdoor showers, restrooms, lifeguards and camping.
Turn makai (seaward) onto Lele Rd, off the Kuhio Hwy just west of Hanapepe, then hang a right on Lokokai Rd.
Stronger swimmers and snorkelers may venture through the narrow keyhole in the reef and swim further west where the water clarifies and fish gather along a rugged coast defined by lava jagged cliffs. But beware of ocean conditions, because currents and tides can shift in a blink. Check with the lifeguards before venturing out.