Kauai : Makai — Kauai beaches

Makai means "to the sea" in Hawaiian, and the ocean is an essential part of life in Hawaii. Hawaiian beaches are different every day, every season and in every part of the islands. Kauai beaches range from golden sand to rocky reefs, pounding surf to calm lagoons and sheltered bays.
Anini Beach Road, 2005 •
Anini Beach Road, 2005
Na Pali Arch, 2006 •
Na Pali Arch, 2006
Poipu Surf Spot, 2007 •
Poipu Surf Spot, 2007
Hanalei Bay from Po'oku, 2013 •
Hanalei Bay from Po'oku, 2013
Ke'e Beach lagoon, 2013 •
Ke'e Beach lagoon, 2013
Lawai Kai, 2005 •
Lawai Kai, 2005
Na Pali Coast, Kalalau, 2007 •
Na Pali Coast, Kalalau, 2007
Kilauea Lighthouse from Anini Beach, 2013 •
Kilauea Lighthouse from Anini Beach, 2013
Low Tide at Haena stream, 2013 •
Low Tide at Haena stream, 2013
Anini Beach Calm, 2012 •
Anini Beach Calm, 2012
Na Pali 3, 2006 •
Na Pali 3, 2006
Clouds over Kalalau, 2011 •
Clouds over Kalalau, 2011
Cathedrals, 2009 •
Cathedrals, 2009
Sunset View, Secret Beach & Kilauea Lighthouse, 2013 •
Sunset View, Secret Beach & Kilauea Lighthouse, 2013
Na Pali Sea Cliff, 2007 •
Na Pali Sea Cliff, 2007
The View from Jean's, 2006
The View from Jean's, 2006
Waimea River, 2006 •
Waimea River, 2006
Na Pali 2, 2006 •
Na Pali 2, 2006
Na Pali Caves, 2006 •
Na Pali Caves, 2006
In The Shade, 2005 •
In The Shade, 2005
Na Pali Mist, 2005 •
Na Pali Mist, 2005
Oama at Aliomanu, 2005 •
Oama at Aliomanu, 2005
High Tide at Kaluakai Beach, 2005 •
High Tide at Kaluakai Beach, 2005
Waimea Outriggers, 2005
Waimea Outriggers, 2005
Boogie, 2002 •
Boogie, 2002
Plein Air at Polihale, 2012 •
Plein Air at Polihale, 2012
Salt Pond, Low Tide, 2007 •
Salt Pond, Low Tide, 2007
Gillin's Beach, Mahaulepu, 2018
Gillin's Beach, Mahaulepu, 2018
Pali at Ke'e Beach, 2018 •
Pali at Ke'e Beach, 2018
Lumahai River Mouth, 2017
Lumahai River Mouth, 2017
Mt. Haupu from Poipu, 2017 •
Mt. Haupu from Poipu, 2017
Path to Donkey Beach, 2017 •
Path to Donkey Beach, 2017
Anini Stream, 2017 •
Anini Stream, 2017
Nualolo Kai, 2017
Nualolo Kai, 2017
Makahuena Point, Poipu, 2014 •
Makahuena Point, Poipu, 2014
Kukui Heiau, 2014
Kukui Heiau, 2014
Anahola Canoe Club, plein air, 2014
Anahola Canoe Club, plein air, 2014
Plein Air at Kalapaki Lighthouse, 2014
Plein Air at Kalapaki Lighthouse, 2014
Anini Beach afternoon, 2013 •
Anini Beach afternoon, 2013
Salt Pond afternoon, 2013 •
Salt Pond afternoon, 2013
Kealia stream, 2013
Kealia stream, 2013
Donkey Beach shallows, 2013
Donkey Beach shallows, 2013
North Lydgate Beach, 2012 •
North Lydgate Beach, 2012
Blue Roofs, 2012 •
Blue Roofs, 2012
North from Anahola, 2012 •
North from Anahola, 2012
Anini Cove, 2012
Anini Cove, 2012
Kapaa Path, 2012
Kapaa Path, 2012
Plein air, Waimea Pier, 2012 •
Plein air, Waimea Pier, 2012
Plein Air at Lae Nani beach, 2012 •
Plein Air at Lae Nani beach, 2012
Reef at Haena Point, 2012 •
Reef at Haena Point, 2012
Plein Air at Haena Point, 2012 •
Plein Air at Haena Point, 2012
Kapaa Reef, 2012 •
Kapaa Reef, 2012
Catamarans at Nawiliwili Harbor, 2011
Catamarans at Nawiliwili Harbor, 2011
Storm over Anini Beach, 2011 •
Storm over Anini Beach, 2011
Plein Air at Waikoko Beach, Hanalei, 2011
Plein Air at Waikoko Beach, Hanalei, 2011
Voyaging Canoes in Hanalei, 2011
Voyaging Canoes in Hanalei, 2011
Kapaa Shoreline, Ironwoods, 2011
Kapaa Shoreline, Ironwoods, 2011
Kalapaki Bay overlook, 2011
Kalapaki Bay overlook, 2011
Back to Baby Beach, Kapaa, 2011 •
Back to Baby Beach, Kapaa, 2011
Plein air at Baby Beach, Kapaa, 2011 •
Plein air at Baby Beach, Kapaa, 2011
Ironwoods at Bullshed beach, 2011
Ironwoods at Bullshed beach, 2011
Plein Air at Bullshed beach, 2011
Plein Air at Bullshed beach, 2011
Looking towards Lihue, 2011
Looking towards Lihue, 2011
Back to Kealia bike path, 2011
Back to Kealia bike path, 2011
Kealia bike path, plein air 2, 2011
Kealia bike path, plein air 2, 2011
Kealia Reef, Plein Air, 2011
Kealia Reef, Plein Air, 2011
North Baby Beach, Salt Pond, 2011
North Baby Beach, Salt Pond, 2011
Quick sketch at Mahaulepu, 2010
Quick sketch at Mahaulepu, 2010
Plein air at Mahaulepu Cove, 2010 •
Plein air at Mahaulepu Cove, 2010
Plein Air at Papaa Bay beach, 2010
Plein Air at Papaa Bay beach, 2010
Plein Air at Papaa Bay lagoon, 2010
Plein Air at Papaa Bay lagoon, 2010
Plein Air, sunset over Kilauea Lighthouse, 2010 •
Plein Air, sunset over Kilauea Lighthouse, 2010
Storm over Kilauea Lighthouse & Secret Beach, Plein Air, 2010 •
Storm over Kilauea Lighthouse & Secret Beach, Plein Air, 2010
Bridge at Kukuiula Harbor, plein air, 2009
Bridge at Kukuiula Harbor, plein air, 2009
Catamaran at Kukuiula Harbor, plein air, 2009 •
Catamaran at Kukuiula Harbor, plein air, 2009
Plein Air at Kukuiula Harbor 3, 2009
Plein Air at Kukuiula Harbor 3, 2009
Anini Beach & Kilauea Lighthouse, Plein Air, 2009
Anini Beach & Kilauea Lighthouse, Plein Air, 2009
Plein Air at Polihale 1 - view of Niihau, 2009
Plein Air at Polihale 1 - view of Niihau, 2009
Plein Air at Polihale 2 - Polihale Beach, 2009
Plein Air at Polihale 2 - Polihale Beach, 2009
Plein Air at Polihale 3 - Na Pali cliffs, 2009 •
Plein Air at Polihale 3 - Na Pali cliffs, 2009
South Baby Beach, Salt Pond, 2009
South Baby Beach, Salt Pond, 2009
Plein Air at Waimea Canyon - looking towards Niihau, 2009 •
Plein Air at Waimea Canyon - looking towards Niihau, 2009
Plein Air at Salt Pond - Kalaheo hills, 2009 •
Plein Air at Salt Pond - Kalaheo hills, 2009
Plein Air at Salt Pond - salt flats, 2009 •
Plein Air at Salt Pond - salt flats, 2009
Plein Air at Hanamaulu Beach Park, 2009 •
Plein Air at Hanamaulu Beach Park, 2009
Plein Air at Lydgate - looking to Wailua River, 2009
Plein Air at Lydgate - looking to Wailua River, 2009
Moloaa Beach river mouth, Plein Air, 2009
Moloaa Beach river mouth, Plein Air, 2009
Plein Air at Wailua Marina, 2008
Plein Air at Wailua Marina, 2008
Plein Air at Wailua Kai, 2008 •
Plein Air at Wailua Kai, 2008
Plein Air at Anahola Beach, 2008
Plein Air at Anahola Beach, 2008
Plein Air at Kealia Lookout, 2008 •
Plein Air at Kealia Lookout, 2008
Looking Upriver, Kealia Stream - Plein Air, 2008 •
Looking Upriver, Kealia Stream - Plein Air, 2008
Plein Air at Nawiliwili Harbor, 2008 •
Plein Air at Nawiliwili Harbor, 2008
Bridge over Lumahai Stream, Plein Air, 2007
Bridge over Lumahai Stream, Plein Air, 2007
Plein Air at Lumahai Beach, 2007
Plein Air at Lumahai Beach, 2007
Plein Air at Kee Beach, 2006 •
Plein Air at Kee Beach, 2006
Plein Air at Salt Pond, 2006
Plein Air at Salt Pond, 2006
Kalihiwai Beach and Cliffs, Plein Air, 2006
Kalihiwai Beach and Cliffs, Plein Air, 2006
Kalihiwai Beach river mouth, Plein Air, 2006
Kalihiwai Beach river mouth, Plein Air, 2006
Plein Air at Polihale, 2006 •
Plein Air at Polihale, 2006
Windsurfers at Mahaulepu, plein air, 2006 •
Windsurfers at Mahaulepu, plein air, 2006
Plein Air at Moloaa Beach, 2005
Plein Air at Moloaa Beach, 2005
Plein Air at Hanalei River, 2005 •
Plein Air at Hanalei River, 2005
Plein Air at Kaluakai Beach, 2005
Plein Air at Kaluakai Beach, 2005
Salt Pond Lifeguard, 2005
Salt Pond Lifeguard, 2005
View of Niihau from Waimea Black Sand Beach - Pochade Challenge, 2003
View of Niihau from Waimea Black Sand Beach - Pochade Challenge, 2003