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Honopu (Cathedral) Beach

Honopu (Cathedral) Beach
Honopu (Cathedral) Beach
No Restrooms, No Lifeguard

Honopu (Cathedral) Beach - Kauai

You can't hike, boat or drive to this beach! Swimming is your only means of access. 

The swim to this beach is not easy feat. We recommend you wear fins and only attempt when surf is low. High surf brings dangerous rip tides and crashing ocean waves. Currents may make the journey easier one way than the other, so be wary if your swim seems easier that expected. It may not be so easy on the way back. Look for large arched sea cliffs with a waterfall as you swim to identify this beach.

If you are more of a rock hopper, at certain times you can walk over from Kalalau Beach.

Because of the spiritual history and ceremonial grounds, no boats (kayaks included), airplanes, or other surf devices are allow on the beach. However you can boat near by and swim the final stretch.

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Map & Directions

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Park near Kalalau Beach and start swimming.

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Honopu (Cathedral) Beach Safety

Please check with appropriate resources and authorities regarding beach conditions, tides, etc. This website is produced in the interest of public safety and injury prevention and cannot guarantee or warrant your safety at any of the locations described herein. That is your responsibility. This website and any sponsors or affiliates accept no responsibility, express or implied, for the use or misuse of this website and the information contained herein. Any statements or assessments of conditions are based solely on opinion and should NOT be considered expert advice.
Watch for high surf, and take all other general ocean swimming precautions.