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Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-241-4463
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All reviews great beach swimming area rock wall great for kids huge playground play structure safe swimming protected beach rock barrier lots of picnic tables family beach walking path bathroom facilities calm waters big waves wave action lifeguard station
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach has a totally protected snorkeling cove. It is surrounded by a large rock reef and allows you to snorkle in calm waters.

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here last October, and loved the time we spent here. The beach was clean, kid-friendly, with a lifeguard, and has this rock wall that breaks the rough waves so you're left with this neat swimming area where you don't have to worry about...More

Thank Legopod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let it fool you. It is a great snorkelling spot. The north east corner of the rock wall is the best place to checkout.

Thank Experience662336
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just thought I would post for any moms banking on this safe beach.. dont. Not sure what is going on but the whole beach seemed to be under construction. Logs filled the calm/snorkel area and the beach surrounding it. The only bonus was my kid...More

Thank Randi K
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a great beach to go to when you are concerned about rough seas affecting your time in the water, you have young kids or you are a first time snorkeler. We went here because we were looking for a protected beach that we...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

It was pretty windy the day we visited, but the pool was very nice to snorkel in. Setup along shore with shade covering part of our area, which was nice. Lots of parking, did not feel crowded or too busy. Beach was very nice. My...More

Thank TheMonte
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This park is great for a picnic. They also have outdoor showers. The swim area is protected as water outside can be rough. I give it a 4 star for cleanliness and safety. We prefer a more open beach. This is good for young children.

Thank wakelang
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Often times the beaches in Hawaii can be difficult to swim because of the ride. This beach is nice because it is clean, kid friendly and has rocks to break the waves so you aren’t sucked away by the tide. However it was too crowded...More

Thank cbt552
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This park backs the Hilton Garden Inn in Kapaa. It is large, tons of parking, a play structure for the kids, covered picnic tables galore, bbq's, facilities, lifeguards, a safe calm place for the kiddies to swim in and potentially a great beach for the...More

Thank luvtotravel057
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Reading many good reviews, we went to Lydgate Beach Park for snorkeling. What a huge disappointment! The water was so murky, I almost hit a rock with my mask. Maybe it was just bad luck, and I suppose it's a safe place to go swimming...More

Thank Gaby W
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Dorothy B
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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