Kekaha Beach is located on the southwest coast of the island of Kauai near the town of Kekaha. The project was authorized for construction in July 1978 under Section 103 of the River and Harbor Act of 1962, as amended. The project was completed in May 1980 at a cost of $3,047,520 (Federal $1,374,996; non-Federal $1,672,524).
It consists of a 6,250-foot-long rubble mound revetment with a crest elevation of 12 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW). Repair of Hurricane Iwa damages to the revetment in November 1982 were completed in October 1983 at a cost of $229,600 (Federal) under the authority of Public Law 84-99. The local sponsor is the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division.