Haena State Park / Ke’e Beach

Kee Beach Kauai

Haena State Park / Ke’e Beach

Where the road dead ends on the North Shore of Kauai is the gateway to the Na Pali coast. The turquoise lagoon at Ke’e Beach is great for swimming and snorkeling during the summer months. During your time on the beach.. take a short walk in the sand back towards Hanalei, once you are 20 yards down the beach (away from the lagoon) a sprawling view of the Na Pali Coastline will pop into view. This picture perfect back drop makes for the most memorable Kauai photos.


*Please read the below import details regarding access to Tunnels and Haena State Park. And for the most up to date information from the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Recourses click here: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/kauai/haena-state-park


Haena State Park Access:
You will need a Haena State Park Permit, Ke’e Parking Pass and/or Shuttle Reservations to enter the park. Kauai Vacation Activities is unable to make reservations for you as these are government controlled tickets.


To make reservations visit: Hāʻena State Park Reservations
Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance of your visit and no later than the day before your visit, however, we are currently seeing that most dates completely sell out right after they become available. We strongly recommend booking 30 days out, and visiting the site first thing in the morning when tickets for your desired date are released. Tickets are released daily at 12:01am Hawaii time.


Park Hours: 7:00am – 6:45pm (Daily)
Park Entrance Fee: $5 per person
Parking Rates: $10 per vehicle
Shuttle Entry Pass: $35 for adults (16+yrs), $25 for children (4-15yrs), children 3 and under are free.


Residents with Hawaii driver license or state ID may enter the park and park their vehicle for free, first-come first-serve, subject to capacity limits.


Other things to know and tips for your visit:

  • Visitors who already have permits to hike Kalalau trail do not need separate entry tickets or reservations to Haena State Park.
  • Bring water & snacks (bring all the waste out).
  • Respect the Reef. Please bring/wear reef safe sunscreen and avoid stepping directly on the reef. Our Hawaiian reef ecosystem is fragile.


If you are unable to secure Haena State Park passes, please connect with our Concierge team for alternative methods of touring the Na Pali Coast. Our boat and helicopter tours go beyond where the hiking trails can take you. Valleys, waterfalls and white sand beaches await you.

Haena State Park / Ke’e Beach – North Shore

Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables

Lifeguard on Duty

Snorkeling, Beach Walking, Watching Sunset

Important Information regarding safety


Entering the ocean anywhere along the Kauai coastline can be dangerous. Surf and ocean conditions change daily. Before entering the ocean check with a lifeguard or a current ocean safety report. To ensure safety swim only at lifeguarded beaches.