Tunnels Beach
Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

A regular among “best beaches” lists, Makua (a.k.a. Tunnels) Beach’s gorgeous landscape was featured in the classic movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Especially popular among snorkelers and divers for its clear waters, massive coral reef, huge lagoon, and abundance of marine life, Tunnels Beach supposedly gets its nickname from the reef’s tunnels and archways. Surfers, though, are fond of saying that the name comes from the “totally tubular” waves that the shore provides. Either way, Tunnels has something for all, no matter what their favorite beach activity. A word of caution: novice snorkelers and swimmers should avoid this area during the winter when the waters are especially choppy.

Kauai, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Anini Beach County Park
Captain Cook's Monument
Fern Grotto
Grove Farm Homestead Museum
Hanalei Beach
Hanalei Pier
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Hanapepe Valley Lookout
Kalalau Lookout
Kalapaki Beach
Kauai Aadheenam Hindu Monastery
Kauai Coffee Co
Kauai Museum
Kauai Plantation Railway
Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji
Kauai Tubing Adventure
Ke'e Beach
Kilauea Lighthouse
Kilohana Plantation
Kokee Natural History Museum
Limahuli Garden
Mahaulepu Beach
Maniniholo Dry Cave
Menehune Ditch
Menehune Fishpond Overlook
Moir Gardens
Na Aina Kai Gardens
Na'Pali Coast
National Tropical Botanical Garden
Opaeka'a Falls
Poipu Beach Park
Polihale State Park
Princeville Botanical Gardens
Raiders of the Lost Ark Opening Scene
Red Dirt Waterfall

Russian Fort Elizabeth
Salt Pond
Secret Beach
Secret Falls
Spouting Horn
St. Raphael's Church
Swinging Bridge
The Green Room
The Hanalei Bridge
The Queen's Bath
Tunnels Beach
Wai'oli Mission House
Waikanaloa Wet Cave
Wailua Falls
Wailua River Overlook
Waimea Canyon
Waioli Huiia Church

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