There is no question that Kauai’s coastline is unsurpassed in its beauty. Queen’s Bath in Princeville is one example of Kauai’s attractiveness. The rugged coastal rock formation forms a natural swimming pool that is breathtaking from near and far. Its pristine location and variating hues created by the interaction of sunlight and water make for a haunting invitation to enter in. But do not be fooled by nature’s subtle beauty. Within seconds, the beast of the beautiful bath can emerge…without warning, as evidenced in the pictures below.
Always be sure to watch the ocean’s wave patterns before going in (click photos to enlarge)
Growing up on Kauai, we were taught to sit on the shore to study the ocean’s wave patterns before going in. A hard thing to do for a little kid who just wants to go swimming. So before venturing out into Kauai’s water…
- Respect your surroundings
- Assess the situation before going in
- Be honest with yourself about your limitations
- Gather information about the area
Also, be sure to check out the daily report on Kauai’s ocean conditions.