Another one of Kauai's spectacularly beautiful beaches is Secret Beach. This long series of gorgeous white sand beaches can be readily seen from the Kilauea Lighthouse as you look toward the Na Pali Coastline. Secret beach is surrounded by steep cliffs on all sides which are covered with trees and this is a favorite spot for Kauai artists to set up an easel and paint the most beautiful seascapes. The fact that there is a steep and somewhat difficult trail that winds its way down from the small parking area above helps to keep this beach unpopulated and unspoiled. The sands of Secret Beach are beautiful at all times of year but their appearance can vary greatly as winter surf has a tendency to carve them into much smaller areas than exist during the summer months. A partial lagoon also tends to ebb and flow during certain times of the year.