Accessible from the grounds of the Ocean Course at Hōkūala, this gorgeous beach is perfect for a picnic (but bad for swimming because of sometimes rough water and capricious tides).

To get there, see the Lihuʻe's Hidden Beaches walking tour.

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1. Running Waters Beach

0.06 MILES

You don't want to swim here (the surf is often too rough), but the water is pretty and there are some good tide pools nearby. Access is by a very steep…

3. Ninini Point Lighthouse

0.45 MILES

Surrounded by rugged coastal scenery, this slender whitewashed lighthouse was built in 1906. It's been automated, so alas, no lighthouse keeper. You can…

4. Kalapaki Beach

0.55 MILES

This sandy beach and sheltered bay is tucked between a marina and the mountains. It's overlooked by the Marriott resort, which faces the bay, and by an…

6. Grove Farm

1.83 MILES

Once ranked among Kauaʻi's most productive sugar companies, Grove Farm was acquired in 1864 by George Wilcox, the Hilo-born son of Protestant missionaries…

7. Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond Overlook

1.85 MILES

This roadside overlook offers an oft-photographed vista of the Huleʻia Valley, where the Huleʻia River winds beneath a ring of verdant peaks. The river is…

8. Kauaʻi Museum

2.06 MILES

The island’s largest museum is set in two buildings – one of which was built with lava rock in 1960. Come here for a quick grounding in Kauaʻi’s history…