We love this beach for so many reasons. It’s a great place for snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and bringing the kids thanks to a protective reef that keeps the waters here calm. And Ke e Beach has a killer view of the sunset.
Access to the Na Pali Coast
Ke e Beach in Kauai is located at the beginning of the Na Pali Coast, Kaua’i’s wild, scenic western coastline. The Kalalau Trail is a popular path to hike along the coast, and Ke’e is at the beginning of it. So keep in mind that there are often crowds. It’s advised you park by 9 a.m. to avoid them.
You can park in the overflow lot that’s about a quarter mile from the end of the road. The beach is at the end of the road within Ha’ena State Park.
Like many of Hawaii’s beaches, Ke e Beach comes with amenities that make your visit easier.
There is no cellphone reception, but there is a payphone. The beach has restrooms and showers.
Visit Attractions Nearby
If you have some extra time, hike the Kalalau Trail and explore the beautiful Ha’ena State Park. Also along the Kuhio Highway is the Limahuli Garden and Preserve, which contains dozens of endangered and indigenous plants and birds. The garden also does conservation work and educates visitors about the native landscapes.
Safety at Ke e Beach in Kauai
Always be aware of your surroundings. The surf can be deceiving. Water that looks calm on the surface can be dangerous below. You should always check the surf before going to the beach. There are several ways to check the surf report first. Ask our staff, check the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, or browse websites like Surfline to get reports on the water. It’s an important step to staying safe and catching great waves.
Always remember that waves are unpredictable. Conditions can change very quickly, so don’t swim alone or without checking the weather and surf reporters. Never turn your back on the ocean and avoid swimming in high surf.