Tunnels beach is one of Kauai's finest beaches offering great snorkeling during the summer months when the ocean is calm. Winter time snorkeling is also possible depending on ocean conditions. Mountains create a spectacular backdrop for the beach. Tunnels beach eventually meets up with Haena Beach Park, and you may have to park at Haena beach park since there are only a handful of free parking spots nearby Tunnels. The outer reef is a popular surfing location for experienced surfers in the winter months. The area often experiences strong currents even when the ocean appears to be calm, with the currents moving through the "tunnel" section of the reef. Fortunately life guards at Haena beach park keep an eye on snorkelers.
In the aerial photograph, the snorkeling area is located at the section of reef directly next to the beach (near the center of the image). The outer reef section, as seen in the aerial photo, is more dangerous and not recommended. In fact, the snorkeling in the outer reef area is no better than the reef at the shore..
Tunnels Beach Panoramic Pictures