We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lydgate Beach Park

Nalu Road, Uninc Kauai County, Hawaii, Kauai, HI
Improve this listing
Ranked #70 of 165 Attractions in Kauai
Type: Parks
25 visitor photos
Write a Review

61 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco Peninsula
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very nice park and beach with very protected area for safe swimming and snorkeling. Fish count and clarity were fair. Great place for small children or those that are not strong swimmers. The area is relatively small though and it won't take you long to explore the protected area via snorkel. Parking was easy when we where there on a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kirkland, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

nice park with man-made ocean tide pools. perfect for family safe swimming, even a kid pool. Bring a snorkel and meet the fish!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We tried a lot of beaches and this was our favourite. Seemed to be very popular with locals. Typical hard crashing waves for Maui with however a great little area partitioned with rocks for little kids to swim. In this little area was a lot of fish so a nice calm area to snorkel in. A must do excursion

Was this review helpful? Yes
san antonio
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great beach park and good facilities. There is a barrier built off the beach to buffer the waves, so it's great for swimming. However, many fish are inside the barrier, and snorkeling is also very good. The park also has the cutest playground--incorporating so much Hawaii, even a volcano in the wooden playground structure. A great way to spend some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fountain Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were with 1 year old to 8 year old grandchildren and there was something for everyone - we didn't make it over to the large play area because we couldn't get them out of the water but it looked very nice. Loved that there were showers there - parking was a breeze.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A wonderful calm swimming area comprising two rock wall protected pools. The larger pool has relatively large number of fish of reasonable size making snorkelling fun particularly for kids since it is so calm. There are restrooms, picnic tables, lifeguards and some shade trees. Compared to other beaches, we found not a lot of people here which made it even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, TX
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
62 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

this beach has a large rock barrier around the beach that creates two swimming areas. A smaller one for small kids and a bigger one for everyone else. There are fish within the bigger one that you can snorkel around and see. There are some trees and picnic areas around but not a ton of shade by the beach. You... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
El Cerrito, CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I can see the attraction of this beach, as it has a large swim area protected from the surf by rock walls. When we were there in early June, it was a bit too windy for us, but maybe that keeps the crowds away, too! A few years earlier, I recall it was more calm (but hot!!), and the crowds... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange, California, United States
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
102 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

They have a playground and it's a safe swimming beach for the kids, too. It's also a nice place to picnic or even camp - beautiful views, too, and nice places to walk - can't be beat for a nice place to go on the east shore!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Came here on a nice sunny day. Didn't go to the area with the 'pools' where I think most families stay. Instead ventured off to the mid-southern end of the beach, which was very private and quiet. I think there were a total of 4 couples on the beach, but spread out over a good distance. If you go to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lydgate Beach Park also viewed


Been to Lydgate Beach Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lydgate Beach Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing