The Top 7 Best Beach Wedding Spots on Kauai

Beach wedding spots on Kauai are abundant.

It’s not surprising that so many people choose to get married here. However, for those who do choose to tie the knot on Kauai, it can be difficult at first to narrow down the selection of outstanding beach wedding locations. This blog is written to help you find the best fit in terms of locale if you’re having your wedding on Kauai.

beach-wedding-spots-on-kauai-lydgate#1 of the Best Beach Wedding Spots on Kauai: Lydgate Beach, Wailua

Lydgate Beach on Kauai’s East Side is a hidden gem that many visitors overlook. Located near the sacred Wailua River, it is very private – you will probably have the whole beach to yourself if you decide to get married there. Lydgate is our favorite, and gets our full thumbs up!

#2 of the Best Beach Wedding Spots on Kauai: Nukolii Beach, East Side


Nukolii is an extremely private beach wedding spot on Kauai – so unknown you will barely find it on a map! Despite this, it is very close to one of Kauai’s premier East Side beach hotels, Kauai Beach Resort. It’s great for those wanting an authentic Kauai beach without all the tourists.


#3 of the Best Beach Wedding Spots on Kauai: Shipwrecks Beach, Poipu

Shipwrecks Beach in Poipu on Kauai’s sunny South Shore is by far the most popular choice when it comes to Kauai wedding locations. It’s easy to see why – the beach is flat, wide, has a beautiful backdrop of ocean cliffs and gets a gorgeous sunset almost every evening. It rarely rains on Shipwrecks, which no doubt helps alleviate many bride’s fears about rain on their wedding day. The only downside is that due to its notoriety you may be sharing the beach with 4 or 5 other couples who are also getting married at the same time as you!

#4 of the Best Beach Wedding Spots on Kauai: Anini Beachbeach-wedding-spot-on-kauai-anini

Anini Beach on Kauai’s North Shore is a thin, long beach with a lot of trees. Due to it being a shallow reef, it has almost no waves but a lot of pavilions, a camping area and a general beach area. It is often quite populated near the camping area, but since the beach is so long, it is easy to find secluded sections for a more private ceremony, making it another great Kauai wedding location.

beach-wedding-spots-on-kauai-mahaulepu#5 of the Best Beach Wedding Spots on Kauai: Mahaulepu

Mahaulepu is an unusual Kauai wedding location. It’s located in Poipu, past Shipwrecks beach, at the end of a long, bumpy dirt road. It’s a beautiful beach, off the beaten path. There are plenty of pine trees for shade, and often a monk seal may be seen resting on the sand at the end of the beach. The beach has cliffs and mountain views. Visitors are allowed at this beach only until 6pm.

#6 of the Best Beach Wedding Spots on Kauai: Hanalei Bay


Hanalei Bay is a stunning, crescent-shaped bay in the sleepy surf town of Hanalei on the North Shore of Kauai. With its quaint pier, it makes a beautiful place to get married. The giant mountains surrounding it add grandeur and atmosphere. Please note that since Kauai’s North Shore is frequently wet and rainy, if you choose Hanalei Bay for your wedding locale, it would be wise to check the weather carefully beforehand and have a backup plan.

#7 of the Best Beach Wedding Spots on Kauai: Tunnels Beach, North Shore

Finally, we go up to the North Shore for our final recommended beach wedding spot on Kauai. Tunnels is superb beach for swimming or snorkeling.

So that’s our top 7 beach wedding spots on Kauai. Feel free to call Aloha Ever After on 877-711-3003 for more information. We’re happy to advise you and help you set up your dream wedding.

About the Author

Timory McDonaldTimory is the owner, house photographer, on-site coordinator, and founder of Aloha Ever After. She is a world traveler and adventurer. She moved to Kauai in 1999 and loves the island beyond words. After traveling the world she had her option to live wherever she wanted to, and chose to both live and marry on the gorgeous island of Kauai. She is now the mother of two beautiful boys born on Kauai and in her profession she loves to help couples and families make their dream wedding become a reality on this island paradise. She has been a wedding planner and photographer for years. Connect with her on Google+View all posts by Timory McDonald →

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