Most visitors to Secret Beach (Kauapea Beach) on Kauai head to the right, down the long, sandy expanse of beach. But if you go left across the lava rocks you will find a secret lagoon with several waterfalls.
Some visitors compare the spot to the Queen’s Bath tide pool, but bigger and better.
Check ocean conditions before you go in the lagoon. Like Queen’s Bath, summer months are a much better time to visit as winter months can bring dangerous conditions to the lagoon. The lagoon can completely disappear during winter months. But anytime can be a dangerous time in this area. Even during calm seas, rogue waves can wash over the rocks and into the lagoon. Exercise extreme caution if visiting this area.
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Secret Beach Lagoon Photos
Above and below: At the bottom of the path from Secret Beach Road to Secret Beach, take a left and start heading across these rocks.
Above: After several minutes walking across the rocks you will see the lagoon.
Above and below: The small waterfall above the lagoon.
Above: Panoramic view of Secret Beach Lagoon.