Kuaui Hawaii Car Beach Camping

April 29, 2020
Car camping in Hawaii is a must when going to Kuaui Hawaii!

It was very sad to leave Polihole State Park, but we decided since our car sounded like it was going to break on the dirt road to the beach to stay somewhere else.

We woke up before the sun to eat oatmeal and drink our coffee while the sun rose over the mountains behind us. Also, when I say we drank coffee, we drank sad bean water since our pour-over didn’t come with a filter.

Driving down the crazy dirt road back was a lot more fun this time! We laughed during every crazy dip and smiled at everyone going by. But, man we were so happy to get to the paved road!

Since Polihale didn’t have a bathroom, we were on a major hunt for one! The first one we found was at a local park, it was by far the cleanest bathroom. But, when ya gotta go, you gotta go!


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best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography

When we got on the paved road we just drove towards where we were camping for the night. We just kept taking random rights and lefts. On the search for hiking trails!

As we drove higher and higher the rain got heavier and heavier.

We reached the trail we were stoked to hike, but due to the rain and mud, we thought it was too dangerous to hike. My Teva sandals were NOT made for mud!

As we drove down we found a trail that went down for a few miles on the search of some waterfalls. Not even a 50 yards down the trail, I slipped, HARD on my butt. I jumped back up covered in mud, laughing so hard! But the trail didn’t give great directions with the signs, so we went back up.

Even though we didn’t find a waterfall, we did see a great view from the other side of this beautiful canyon!

We cannot wait to go back and explore more of Waimea Canyon State Park.


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Waimea Canyon State Park, best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
Waimea Canyon State Park, best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography

We drove all around stopping at as many places to take it all in as possible! Driving as far north around the island as possible before we made our way to our last camping spot!

The Northern Shore of Hawaii is seriously beautiful!

We were scouting for a shoot we were supposed to have that night. Sadly when we found the perfect spot, the couple canceled on us. We were bummed, but we went swimming instead!

We stopped at Hanalei Pier to go swimming! You could walk out so far! We swam out to where the water was warmest and just relaxed with the waves. We watch as people surfed and a pup who joined them! I really didn’t want to leave this beach! It was the perfect location, water, and mountains!

Damn Hawaii is beautiful!


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best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography

The last camping spot we had for our last two nights on Kuaui was at Kumu Camp on Anahola Beach! We got a site right on the beach!

When we first arrived at Kumu we were wondering if we were in the right place. Sadly due to safety, they had to cut down nearly 90% of their trees. So it looked like it got wiped out by a hurricane. But, we were thankful for the windbreaks they had for the campsites! The wind shook our car and tent throughout the night as a storm rolled through.


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best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography

This Jungle fowl Mom is shielding around 6-8 chicks under her while the storm rolled through the campground. It was so cute to see them all huddled under her.

If you don’t like chickens or are afraid of birds, be very prepared to see chickens (or Jungle Fowl) everywhere! I loved them!


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best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography

Since our photoshoot was canceled, we went out to dinner in town at Tahiti Nui Restaurant in Hanalei Hawaii. Where we ate and drank deliciousness, while it poured outside. It was funny hearing two groups of people inside who were from Wisconsin talking too. Wisconsin folks everywhere!

We also decided to go for a walk and take a few self-portraits.

This was one of the locations we were going to photograph our couple! It was going to be the bomb!


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best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
best camping in kauai, camping in hawaii, car camping hawaii, beach camping, van life - Our Madison LIfe (c) Natural Intuition Photography
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