Donkey Beach (Paliku)

40% love it
Secluded, white-sand beach
Traveling north from the airport on Highway 56, past Kapaa, drive 1/3 of a mile past mile marker #11. You should see cars parked along the road. Hike down the cane road. As you near the ocean, stay left and climb over to the beach. The far end is the gay area. Trees surround the beach if you need to take a break from the sun. Note: This once had a reputation of being a nude beach, but law enforcement has cracked down on this, so use caution. Also, be wary of leaving valuables in your car.


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    • LLL1962
      LLL1962 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      So here's the update although it's says cruzie it is on Kauai and it's paradise especially for the millions that visit not to mention us locals with that said don't expect to get laid first time round and for gods sake wait till dark , the tourists will have all gone back to their hotels and the fun can begin. Me and my honey were down there to bring in the new super moon and super it was.. We had a good time just us 2 but could have been more exciting had someone wandered by and joined in . Just keep it clean and keep it at night. Be cool it's safe and fun

    • kane_271
      kane_271 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      not a gay beach
      Not a gay beach. There were however families, older straight couples and plenty of local surfers and bodyboarders. No nudism at all. Still a really nice beach, and good to keep an eye out for whales!

    • ontheroadagain
      ontheroadagain Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Several people running around nearby, security truck stopped and watched us walk across the road... only spotted one gay person that was hanging around the rest rooms... no one on the beach.. not sure this is a good idea or even the spot to go...

    • mb00
      mb00 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Beautiful Beach
      Usually pretty deserted. Be aware of the tides as it tends to get pretty rough. You have to walk down a trail, not a very steep one. Visitors should be aware that sometimes cars get broken into in the parking area as it is far from the beach and cant see it once you walk down.

    • takesitlikeaman
      takesitlikeaman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Donkey beach
      I so wanted to see some skin. But the only skin i saw was a tiny child who stripped down and tried to run away from its mom. Its a nice beach just not a nude or nude-ish beach. Lots of famlies and peope runnig and on bikes

    • luke
      luke Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Its now more open
      The beach now has a paved parking area and bathrooms at the parking area but you still have to walk down to the beach down a path. Many people visit the parking lot has cars alot of the time.

      JTOWERS Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Back in Waikiki my bf and I picked up a gay directory for the Hawaiian islands. Needless to say...when we visited Kuai and tried visiting Donkey Beach we found ourselves trespassing through private property. A cop almost arrested us!!! HEY GAY BOYS, DONKEY BEACH IS A NO MORE!

    • LocalKauaiBoy
      LocalKauaiBoy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Secluded No More
      The lands immediately surrounding the beach is now part of the County's park system. A bike/pedestrian path is going in along what was once the old dirt haul cane road. There's even a parking lot and restroom up above near the highway where you start your little hike down to the beach. It's still a beautiful beach! But, it's not very secluded anymore. Gays & nudists have probably already found a different spot!