Rock Quarry Beach (this beach can be dangerous for swimming)

Jun 2, 2022 | General Information

Rock Quarry Beach provides the visitor with a “mixed bag”. The beach, which is also known as Kahili Beach, is rustic in its own way and has a certain charm as it provides a beautiful white sand beach that is rimmed with Ironwood Trees. There is usually plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your privacy here but a down side at times is that quite often you will be in the presence of some of the unfortunate Kauai homeless. Because of the remoteness it has an appeal for them and also probably because the Kilauea Stream empties into the beach on its left flank and provides them with a source of fresh water although it is often rather murky with silt from above particularly after a rain. Leptospirosis is also always a concern on any fresh water outcropping in Hawaii and can be a problem if you have open cuts or drink the water.

There is No Lifeguard on Duty at Rock Quarry Beach
That withstanding Rock Quarry Beach is a place sparsely populated by swimmers on the left side and is a place snorkelers find of interest on the right side. Surfers take an interest in surfing this beach as well. Since there is no lifeguard on duty here it is important to exercise great caution if you choose to even get into the water at all. The summer months of course are the best time due to the lesser wave heights and winter is not recommended for water entry at all. Also, the river mouth area can provide a murky presence and as is true of all stream outlets to the ocean in Hawaii these conditions provide a likelihood for sharks in the water. Currents can also be a concern during all months of the year so an option that many people will exercise will be to kayak on the river and up the stream.

Rock Quarry Beach Sand Bar
The sand bar that is formed near the stream entrance of Rock Quarry Beach creates an additional area of beautiful sand adding depth to the beach. This remote beach is very beautiful and on most days will provide you with a sense of privacy and can be a great place to set out a blanket and read a book either in the sun or in the shade of an Ironwood Tree.

Parking Above the Beach
Rock Quarry Beach is shy on amenities having neither restrooms or showers and no picnic tables. It does have a dirt parking lot at the entrance.

Ocean Caution
Be advised that all beaches and ocean locations in Hawaii can be dangerous including this one. Be completely aware of the ocean conditions prior to entering any Hawaiian waters however it is not advised that you enter the water at this location. Also, all shorelines and beaches in Hawaii, including this one, can be frequented by sharks, jellyfish and other sea creatures which can provide potential harm to people entering the water. There are no lifeguard towers at this location.