Sealodge Beach (officially Kaweonui Beach) is a small, little-publicized beach on Kauai’s North Shore that is reminiscent of the more famous nearby Hideaways Beach. The beach, which sits below the Sealodge condos in Princeville, is approximately 300 feet long and is backed by a bluff with lush vegetation.
An extensive reef sits just offshore and protects the beach from large waves. Sealodge Beach is popular with couples and families seeking a secluded spot without the crowds, and with fishermen in search of sea life in the reef. The beach can be reached via a relatively easy half-mile trail that starts at the Sealodge condos.
Until recently, there were dedicated parking spaces at the condos for Sealodge Beach visitors. Unfortunately, those dedicated spaces are now gone and there is signage stating there is no parking for Sealodge Beach visitors and violators are subject to fines.
However, there are usually unused parking spaces near the trailhead, and we have spoken with several people who said they had no problems with parking. Though it may be unlikely that you are towed or fined, the decision on whether or not to risk parking at the trailhead is yours.
There are no easy alternatives as this section of Princeville is located away from the main part of Princeville. Options include walking or bicycling to the trailhead from other parts of Princeville.
The half-mile trail to Sealodge starts at the parking area at the Sealodge condos.
You’re on the right track when you see this building.
Be sure to be on this trail. There’s another trail that appears to go to Sealodge but it ends with a precipitous drop.
After the building you will proceed along the trail through a lightly-forested area.
Shortly, you will arrive at the rocky coastline where there are an abundance of black crabs on the rocks.
Upon reaching the coastline, take a left and follow the trail.
It’s not far to the beach.
Watch your step on possibly slippery rocks as you leave the trail and enter the beach.
Visitors to Sealodge enjoy the calm, clear waters. Local fishermen enjoy exploring the reef for sea life.
Drone photos of Sealodge Beach. The reef protects the beach from large waves but makes snorkeling and swimming difficult.
Sealodge is often deserted or has just a few visitors.