Kee Beach from the Kalalau Trail
-- Ke'e Beach is literally the end of the road and marks the beginning of the NaPali coast and back country hiking trails. The beach itself offers stunning views, good snorkeling with friendly fish and turtles, and fine swimming. Good reef protection assures safe swimming even when the rest of the north shore has high surf. You -- and perhaps 500 other visitors -- park in an improved lot next to showers and rest rooms.
You can walk to your right [generaly north east] about 1/2 mile until you get to Limahuli River. As you walk from the primary swimming area, the crowds die out and the swimming area becomes less desireable [full of rocks]. But the scenery remains spectacular. The adjoining land is Ha'ena State Park so there is no commercial development nor houses. You can continue to walk for several more miles to adjoining Haena and Tunnels beaches.
Beware currents if the surf is strong -- especially in winter time. Avoid driving to the remote reaches of the beach as the locals do in their 4WD. A standard rental car will likely get stuck in the sand.
Walking around the point for privacy
Limahuli River at the
far east end of Kee Beach
-- Shaded Parking
-- Paved Road
-- Authorities present during daytime
-- Drinking Water
-- Picnic Facilities
--- White Sand
--- Plenty of Parking
--- Small to no surf
--- No vehicles on beach
--- 10 feet to next visitor
--- Main Beach is sandy
-- Safe for Children
Swimming and Snorkeling at Kee Beach
-- Swimming year round
-- Surfing off on the reef
-- Windsurfing possible
-- Excellent Snorkeling -- don't miss the sea turtles.
-- Beach exploring
--- Nude Usage Notes
-- 30 min, 10 miles from Cliffs Resort--
---Turn right out of Princeville and take highway 560 through Hanalei for a total of just over 10 miles. When the road ends, you have arrived at Ke'e beach. It's that simple.
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