Hawaii November 26, 2016
The Hidden Hawaiian Beach That Makes You Feel Like You’re The Only Human On Earth
With approximately 750 miles of coastline, the Hawaiian Islands are known for their absolutely awe-inspiring beaches. From long stretches of fine white sand to beaches in various colors, including red, green, and black, there is no shortage of incredible beaches throughout our beautiful islands, but there is one beach you may not be aware even exists, except maybe in your wildest of daydreams.
Kauai’s secluded Waimea Beach is, quite simply, the stuff dreams are made of. The rare black sand beach is located on Kauai’s relatively undeveloped western shore and will absolutely enchant you.
Though most focus on the beach’s incredibly rich black sand, I am absolutely head over heels for the picturesque Waimea Pier, the embodiment of Old Hawaii. The pier was once an important location for whaling ships that came into port during the 19th century, and while the pier isn’t original, you will still find people using the pier for fishing and crabbing.
This Kauai gem does not present conditions ideal for surfing or swimming, but as the island’s only black sand beach, we can’t sing its praises enough.
While hanging out on this beach, you will be rewarded with jaw-dropping views of neighboring Niihau, as well as vibrant sunsets straight off a postcard.
The beach is lined by coconut palms, large grassy areas, charming plantation-style rentals, and breathtaking banyan trees.
You won’t find fancy beach amenities here, but if you’re looking for a secluded and gorgeous spot away from the crowds, Waimea Beach is absolute paradise. But don’t forget to wear shoes - the black sand reflects the sun all day, and can get quite hot.
For the amenities you’re looking for, head into the old town of Waimea, where you are sure to find various restaurants and shops that cater to locals and tourists alike.
Surely, this remote Hawaiian beach will make you feel as though you’re a million miles away from civilization, much like Hawaii Island’s Waipio Valley Beach.