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Fabulous secluded beach

Getting there is a trick on extremely poor roads. That's probably the reason that I've never seen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Difficult to Access. Thank goodness!

It’s a bit of a hike out here and only accessible on miles of dirt roads that you cannot take your... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Rick I
Auburn, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting there is a trick on extremely poor roads. That's probably the reason that I've never seen this beach crowded. But once there, it's a pretty sand beach with a reasonably gentle slope down to the water. It's a beautiful spot to spend some time...More

Thank GR260
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit of a hike out here and only accessible on miles of dirt roads that you cannot take your rental car on. Beautiful stream and beach area that you can explore for miles! Saw a Hawaiian monk seal too!

Thank Rick I
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

If you want a break from the crowded beaches, Gillin's beach is for you! The road to get there is pretty bumpy and watch out for several speed bumps, but the views are worth the drive!

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Gillin's Beach offers great waves and pretty views. There are also some trees to provide a little shade. It is not very crowded so we enjoyed that aspect. The only downside is that there are some rocks, be careful.

Thank Vandrick
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Our guide took us to Gillin's Beach and pointed out the only house on the beach. Guide explained it was built for the engines who designed and dug tunnel thru crater wall for sugar cane factory.

Thank wdrennan102
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Not the easiest beach to get to, but we dont mind dusty bumpy roads. Then its a bit of a hike to get to, but we had the beach all to ourself the day we went. The surf was rough in March so not a...More

Thank TrainsRFun
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We were in Poipu at peak tourist time so wanted to get away from the crowds and this beach delivered. Take the dirt road past the Hyatt- don’t follow the Google maps instructions which will take you down a road that is “no outlet” and...More

1  Thank LondonValleyGrl
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Gillan Beach House is planted by itself on a beautiful stretch of pristine coastline on Kauai 's South Shore. Late at night... you are the only souls beyond the gate (closes at sunset) and the beach is all yours! The home is simple, not...More

1  Thank PK402Penthouse
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We hiked from the horse back riding place - a short walk , well marked past a huge sink hole that has an historic story to tell. ( We took a short tour). The beach itself is endless and particularly secluded when you keep going...More

1  Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The isolation makes this a good beach to get away from the crowds, but a stream that flows into the beach drains a inland dairy farm and can cause high bacteria count in the water during rainfall run offs which are frequent on the island....More

2  Thank 451DennisM7
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