Rock Quarry Beach is a 1.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for fishing, sea kayaking, and whitewater kayaking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.8 km
76 m
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


paddle sports



Secluded beach great for surfing, swimming, fishing, and kayaking. Drive in or hike from a residential area near Kilauea. This beach lies at the end of an unmarked dirt road and is backed by forest and enclosed by rock walls from the old quarry, so it's often quite empty. It's a popular surfing and body boarding spot for locals and has a large calm area good for swimming, but should be avoided if the water is murky or churned up, as sharks and riptides have been identified here. (Also jellyfish.) The beach is also the outlet of the placid Kilauea River, which creates a freshwater pool behind the sandbar good for kids and fishing. The pool is also a good launch for kayaking up the Kilauea Stream. It's calm and a nice easy short paddle. Don't leave valuables unattended on the beach too long as this is also a spot frequented by Kauai's homeless.

5 months ago

Don’t go, packed with trash and unruly locals. Avoid

6 months ago

Saturday, May 14, 2016