Kauai Pictures - Secret ( Kauapea) Beach
Kauai Pictures - Secret ( Kauapea) Beach - Past the Kilauea Lighthouse you’ll find Kauapea Beach. Locally known as Secret Beach or “Secrets”. To get there from Lihue on Kuhio Hwy take a right onto Kalihiwai Road one mile after crossing the Kilauea Stream at mile marker 23. There are two Kalihiwai Roads, this one on the east side of Kalihiwai Bay, and another on the west.
So if you’re headed back from Princeville make sure to take the one on the east of the bay. Once on Kalihiwai Road you’ll immediately find a dirt road on the right. Follow that dirt road through beautiful Kauai countryside until you reach the end. The trailhead to the beach is on the left of the cul-de-sac between two rock walls. There is a short but difficult path downhill and the venture is well rewarded. Secret Beach is a large stretch of golden sand dotted with ironwood trees and backed by magnificent sheer cliffs.
It offers some of the most beautiful ocean and mountain views on Kauai, perfect for your photo album. Along the beach there is a small waterfall and some tide-pools for you to discover. It has a reputation for privacy so if you wander too far along the beach, you may find some areas were clothing is (unofficially) optional.
Bio about Brad Dawber, Photographer of Secret ( Kauapea) Beach Image:
Brad began his photo career while still in high school in Orange County, Calif. His love of surfing inspired him to capture images along the Southern California coastline. In 1972 he dropped out of Golden West College in Huntington Beach to take on a full time job as "ad guy" and photographer at Surfing Magazine. This was a dream job for a young surfer and a great stepping-stone. In 1974 a change was in the midst and Brad moved to Mammoth Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He wanted to be a ski bum for "one season". Surrounded by all this beauty made it difficult to leave. He quickly took to ski photography and became a photographer for Powder Magazine. At the same time he was working the ultimate dream job as a heli-ski guide. This gave him the best conditions possible to photograph.
In 2002 Brad and his wife Pamela moved to the north shore of Kauai, one of the most beautiful places on earth! In 2003 they sold both of their galleries in Mammoth & also opened Nani Kauai Gallery in Princeville. the natural beauty of Kauai gives Brad his inspiration to capture the dramatic landscapes. One of Brad's greatest successes & joys is chartering helicopters for his aerial photography.
Above image was photographed by Brad Dawber
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