Pila'a Beach

Pila'a Beach, Kauai

Pila'a Beach is a very sparsely visited beach on Kauai's north shore. It is difficult to access and since the nearshore ocean bottom is rocky, it's not a good beach for swimming. The beach is a good spot to just relax without the crowds, but since the trail to it is rocky, it's even challenging to bring a picnic basket.

Pila'a Beach Overview

  • Remote beach with poor swimming conditions
  • Sandy beach backed by lush cliffs

End of N. Waiakalua Road,, Kilauea HI 96754
Directions: Drive N. Waiakalua Road almost to the end. Then take the dirt road that veers off to the left just before the end of the road. From here there is a foot trail on the right leading to Pila'a Beach (a 10-20-minute hike). Alternatively, one can see Pila'a Beach from a lookout point above the cliffs near the end of the dirt road.

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Reviews and Comments:
Amazing view, and fantastic tour with Aloha Hawaiian Photos from Kapaa.
ginny mangrum, Wed Aug 24, 2011