*DISCLAIMER* Just wanted to write that we’ve been seeing lots of fire trucks and air cars headed down to a place that is growing in popularity called Turtle Cove in Kauai. The trail has almost completely washed out and we are considering it impassable. Local marine biologists are also reporting that the turtles aren’t coming en masse to this location like they used to (to sleep) likely because there are too many humans coming down to take pictures and bother them.
We know the beaches are public here in Hawaii, but we just wanted to warn you and urge you to stay away from this place for your own safety and the well-being of the animals who call this cave home.
Mahalo Nui Loa from the whole team at PrincevilleVacationRentals.com
See Wildlife Up Close at Turtle Cove!
There are many public beaches on the island of Kauai, especially along the North Shore. However, one of the most popular beach destinations, particularly for visitors to the island, is Kauai’s Turtle Cove. This hidden gem neighboring Queen’s Bath is where many of the native sea turtles come to shore to eat and relax in the sand along the shore. Turtle Cove in Kauai is, for many, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these majestic creatures up close!
Access to Kauai’s Turtle Cove
Turtle Cove Kauai has a public parking lot, or you can park along the road at Queen’s Bath to access the cove. Walk along a short trail and you can’t miss it! For turtle viewing, low tide is best, and the cove can get a bit treacherous in high tide as the waves hit the rocks. Be sure to wear proper footwear and be careful as there are no lifeguards on duty here.
On a good day, as many as 100 turtles will gather in Turtle Cove to feed and relax in their haven away from open ocean and their natural predators. However, local marine biologists have noted that fewer and fewer turtles are flocking to this area as the number of tourists have increased. Although Turtle Cove is an amazing way to see these beautiful sea creatures up close, it is important to remember that these are wild animals. Keep your distance and respect their space. Also, be sure to follow the golden rule while out in nature: do no harm. Be sure to clean up after yourself and leave the area in a better condition than when you left. If everyone respects the wildlife and their surroundings, Turtle Cove can be a landmark for generations to come!
Turtle Cove Kauai is fun and exciting destination on the island of Kauai that truly allows you to get up close and personal with animals in their natural habitat. As long as we respect these creatures and give them their space, Turtle Cove is a great place for the whole family to experience this once in a lifetime view!