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Lydgate State Park

Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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“rock wall” (45 reviews)
“picnic tables” (62 reviews)
“swimming area” (43 reviews)
Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So sad, 14 years ago this play structure was amazing.... I took my now 18 year old there many times when she was little. My 5 year old was so excited to play there yesterday, he ran excitedly ahead of me and climbed on with...More

Thank Dana L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This beach has a safe swimming area that is full of fish, good for snorkeling! Restrooms, showers and picnic areas are clean and in good repair. Nice mix of people, couples, families, pets, it's a great park!

Thank fobfan63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We felt obligated to check out other beaches, we made our way up to Ke'e and Annini as well as Poipu but to be honest we could have saved some gas money and just stuck to Lydgate. I'm glad we went to Poipu because that...More

Thank bart2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cove at the beach is protected by a wall of rocks. This fish can still get in, but the waves stay out (mostly). -My kids got very comfortable snorkeling here, especially knowing there wouldn't be any sharks in the cove :). Once they mastered...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful way to experience the coastal waters in relative safety. Kauai's waters can be strong and scary. This protected place also has information boards so your kids can learn about the sea life in the area. We're going back at the end...More

Thank PRLyon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this beach for beginner snorkeling. It's clean, well maintained with life guards on duty. We setup a small tent and I snorkeled for on/off for about an hour. I enjoy snorkeling quite a bit and thought this was a great *intro* beach...More

1  Thank mannyfresh79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice swimming area with an artificial rock barrier that separates the ocean from the swim area. Snorkeling was good especially along the rock line - lots of different fish to be seen.

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I arrived here and immediatley was disapointed. there is no way there is going to be any fish in this sectioned safe area of swimming. But I begrudgingly tried, and to my amazement it was great. Schools of dinner plate size blue fish, several other...More

Thank Trudels
Reviewed 30 March 2017

After having spent a few stressful days arranging and attending a funeral, Lydgate Beach was the place to unwind. There was the protected pool area, seemingly fenced off by big black rocks, that many of the little people in our family headed for. There is...More

Thank EastKootenays
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is by far one of the most beautiful places on Kauai to watch the sun rise! You can go to most places on the beach and have it completely to yourself! The waves were quite beautiful, too!

Thank loves2ski
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Dorothy B
snorkeling in january
17 November 2015|
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Response from Bonnie V | Reviewed this property |
In the winter probably south shore - the beach next to the beach house restaurant has amazing snorkeling- tons of cool fish