Tunnels Beach, Kauai

While we lived on Kauai back in 2000 and 2001, we found a few great beaches, Here are the ones we like the best.

Brennecke’s Beach, Poipu

On Pe’e Road on a little bay halfway between Poipu Plantation and the Marriott, is a great Honu-watching spot – stand above the rocks on the eastern end of the bay in the morning and watch for a few minutes – they’re hard to spot at first, but you’ll start to see dark shadows in the waves, and if you’re lucky, you may see 5-10 turtles here.

There are actually three main beaches here in Poipu – Shipwreck Beach on the east, in front of the Hyatt, Brennecke’s Beach in the heart of Poipu, where you may see the Honu, and Lawai beach, to the west, near the Spouting Horn.

Tunnels Beach

The famed Tunnels Beach, a popular surfing beach for the last half century, offers a great view of Bali Hai, the rocky outcrop that was used in the movie South Pacific as the Island of Bali Hai, though it’s really just a ridge on Kauai.

Tunnels is one of the few places on the north shore where you can view the sunset.

Our Italian friends Marco and Fabrizio chose tunnels for their wedding day, and they were married just before the sun set next to Bali Hai. It’s the perfect Kauai wedding location, especially at sunset.

By Scott & Mark – Full Story at Purple Roofs | Kauai Gay Travel Resources

This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.

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