• Kekaha Beach
  • Lifeguarded


  • Good For

    Sunbathing · Sunset · Beach Walks · Picnic

Located on the far west side of Kauai, Kekaha Beach Park is best left for watching the sunset and beach combing. This beach marks the start of the state’s longest stretch of white sand beach. Strong wind, waves, and river runoff sometimes leave the water brown. Local surfers and local fishermen enjoy Kekaha Beach. The island of Niihau and Lehua rock can be seen from here. This is the dry side of the island, and if raining elsewhere, you are sure to find a lot of sunshine here.

This is the last lifeguard beach on the west side. You can find a picnic area and restroom facilities here. This is a good stop for a restroom break before venturing further.

Beach Safety

  • Choose beaches with a lifeguard.
  • Before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
  • Avoid swimming during high surf.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended.
  • Never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out.
  • Listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report