I honestly wasn’t prepared for how interesting and beautiful Queens Bath is. Google images definitely don’t do this place justice. It’s a natural attraction for both locals and tourists alike. Located on the North Shore, Queens Bath is a unique tide pool surrounded by black igneous rock and filled with small sea creatures. For the adrenaline junkies, you can even jump from the towering igneous rock cliff into the Queens Bath.
A hidden gem, this beautiful beach is tucked away on the North side of Kauai. It is accessed by a steep hike through vegetation off of a small dirt road. The beach is so big that you really feel like it’s empty. The ocean was a little more rough when I went, but it made for some fun boogie boarding. If you take a long walk away from the entrance of the beach, beware of hippie nudists.
Kauai Bike Path
Located on the East shore, this paved path runs right along the shoreline and is an easy and enjoyable ride for people of all ages. My boyfriend and I rented our beach cruisers from a little bike shop behind Ono’s Restaurant. For two bikes for two hours, it was only $15 total. At the end of the Kauai bike path, make sure to lock your bikes up and explore Donkey Beach. There are no signs indicating you can access the beach at the end of the path, but there is a dirt road you can walk on to access it. We had no idea Donkey Beach was located there until we returned our bikes.
This is the most popular beach to go to on the South shore. The waves are great for surfing, paddle boarding, and boogie boarding. Not to mention, you’re more than likely to spot a sea turtle or two here swimming in the ocean. Although dubbed the most “touristy” side of the island, Poipu beach and the surrounding town of Koloa is filled with great eats, quaint shops, and locals alike.