Tunnles Beach, also known as Makua Beach, located in Kauai County, Hawaii, is an massive snorkeling area, and is one of the best locations on the island. During the winter, snorkeling becomes dangerous due to huge waves and strong currents.
Tunnles Beach Parking is limited therefore, we recommend arriving early in the morning, or parking at the Ha’ena Beach Park and walking down to Tunnles Beach.
Beginner snorkelers often snorkel in the small shallow area in front of the beach near the left edge of the large offshore reef.
Experienced Snorkelers and Strong Swimmers often snorkel along the inside of the Hā‘ena Point Offshore Reef, starting on the right side of the reef.
The current at Tunnles Beach can be strong due to the water coming over the reef edge, then leaving back into the ocean. Just be safe and cautious. You should expect to encounter Butterflyfish, Chromis, Cornetfish, Dascyllus, Emperor, Filefish, Goatfish, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, Moray Eel, Parrotfish, Sergeant, Snapper, Surgeonfish, Tang,Toby, Trevally, Wrasse, Coral, Sea Cucumber, and Sea Urchin.
Parking and Beach Access
Tunnels Beach, Hawaii 96746