Kauapea Beach or Secret Beach is located on the North Shore of the island of Kauai in Hawaii. There’s a parking lot at the trailhead and it’s a short, steep hike to get down to the beach. I guess it’s not-so-secret when the trailhead is on Google Maps.
The beach itself was beautiful, clean, huge and somehow not very crowded. It’s a tiny paradise surrounded by trees, cliffs and rocks instead of resorts and golf courses. Plus, you get a great view of the Kilauea Lighthouse up on the cliffs.
I read that some people use the seclusion of this beach as an opportunity to go nude, but luckily we were spared that scenery.
We visited in February so the surf was huge and safely swimming in the ocean wasn’t really an option. The waves were so fun to watch though! Every once in a while, a rogue wave would hit and crash the party of anyone with their towels setup too close to the water.
If you’re in the Princeville area of Kauai, I definitely recommend checking it out!