Kauai north shore - Queen's Bath beach
North Shore Beaches- Queen’s Bath
What is Queen’s Bath?
When the surf is low Queen’s Bath is the perfect swimming hole. It is safe and protected yet a whole lot of fun. It’s a great place to relax, swim, and look at the fish through a facemask. The little fish come into Queen’s Bath though the inlet and makes the swimming pool even more enjoyable.
Keep in mind that Queen’s Bath is only for low surf and calm waters. When the surf is too high you can’t really make out the pool not to mention the ocean water flows freely in and out of the pool, making it dangerous. The winter months generally make Queen’s Bath a dangerous place to visit because that is when surf is generally higher. In fact, there is a sign saying Queen’s Bath is closed October 1 – May 1. This is really a generality and meant to make visitors aware of high surf during this time.
However, as long as the surf is low and the inlet is feeding fresh water to the pool you will love swimming here. In fact, it is so special that every time you return to Kauai a visit or two to Queen’s Bath will be on your list.
Getting to Queen’s Bath
Low tide and calm surf conditions are the best in order to find Queen’s Bath. If you can’t find it then perhaps the tide is too high or you didn’t walk far enough! Sometimes that 260-yard walk seems longer than it really is.