Queen’s Bath, Kauai

If you are spending time on Kauai’s north shore be sure to take a walk down to Queen’s Bath [Small lot on Kapiolani Loop, Princeville, HI and Punahele Rd]. It is most popularly known as a swimming hole, but a dangerous one at that especially during winter months when the surf is high. During our December visit the waves were crashing against the rocks so we decided to forgo swimming in the tempting emerald pool and just enjoy the wonderfully scenic little trail. From the parking lot we went down the worn path full of roots and rocks, proper footwear is important.

queens_bath_kauai_4The scene was so lush with plant life,


queens_bath_kauai_143and birds!

queens_bath_princevilleWhat wonder on such a short walk! When we got down to the rocks we read the sorrowful plaque which had tallies etched into counting the number of those who have drowned here.

queens_bath_hawaiiWe just hung out by the inlet

queens_bath_kauai_1enjoying the mini double waterfall and watched the waves for a few minutes.

queens_bath_kauai_3We took a little walk on the jagged lava rocks to view the majestic Na Pali Coast.

queens_bath_kauai_2Then we were off to the beach find some soft sand and safe water to swim at! We had too many more days in Hawaii, and life, to take silly little chances like these! Even without the swimming, we sure loved this little nature walk on Kauai’s north shore.

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2 Responses to Queen’s Bath, Kauai

  1. julieovaltrades says:

    Thank you so much! That was such a nice thing to wake up to this morning. I am so glad you find the blog useful, it really makes working on it more rewarding 🙂

  2. Baye says:

    Hey, wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your blog. I come here often (and should probably be ashamed to say that since I don’t leave comments.) I am also from the tri-cities area and love the many hikes we have here and in the surrounding area. Also love your travelogues! Some places I’ve been and some I hope to get to in the next few years. I will definitely be making use of many of your suggestions for places to visit and eat. Thanks so much for taking the time to write all these blog posts. I know from my own much, much smaller blog how very time consuming it is to do the writing and photography. It is much appreciated by both my husband and me.

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