What to Expect
Highway 56, East Kauai
North of Kapaa Beach is Kealia. This 150-foot wide, 1/2 mile long beach is popular with surfers and boogie boarders. In the summer months the surf is usually perfect and the riptide is not as fierce. However, always check on ocean conditions yourself before entering the water. The north shore of the beach once was used for inter-island steamer landings when nearby Kealia was a plantation town.. A few ruins of the dock still remain. In ancient times, Hawaiians would gather salt from this area that formed on the sand flats. Today salt is mined from the dunes adjacent to the highway.
Services and Amenities
Good surfing and boogie boarding in summer months
Fair swimming and wading on the north end when surf is calm
Nice, white sand beach
Powerful waves, strong currents, and riptides often found in this area