Kauai’s South Shore Beaches - Maha’ulepu Beaches
The Maha’ulepu Beaches are made up of three areas called Gillin’s Beach, Kawailoa Bay and Ha’ula Beach. These beaches are unbelievable to walk around on and explore and provide sights and experiences the other beaches can’t. Swimming at these beaches can be dangerous and is not recommended, yet the beaches are still worth a visit.
You can reach the Maha’ulepu Beaches by driving until you reach the dirt road after you have passed the Hyatt, taking a right at the dead end and following the telephone poles until you reach the beach.
Reaching this sinkhole is not too hard. Simply park on the side of the road to the right when the road begins curving to the left. You will see a home to your right, walk by it and look for the stream. Take the trail in front of the stream and keep walking for a few minutes. Then you will come upon the ancient sinkhole and can see all it has to offer.
Reaching Kawailoa Bay is easy because you just keep driving down the dirt road until the road is right beside the beach. When you reach this point you are at Kawailoa Bay.
If you are into exploring you might want to take the ridge to the northeast and follow it until you reach Kipu Kai Beach. The only way you can access it is to follow that ridge. This beach is beautiful because it is completely secluded and it allows you to feel as if you are all alone in the world. Simply enjoy what nature has provided before you head back to the real world.