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Address: Nalu Road, Uninc Kauai County, Hawaii, Kauai, HI
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Fun snorkeling protected from the waves

Really nice place to snorkel in the giant pools protected from the waves. The day my family was there the ocean was very rough but inside the protected area it was fairly calm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois

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Hamilton, Virginia
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice area, protected from the open ocean and waves by a large breakwater. There is an area outside if you want the waves and the surf.Lifeguard present during normal hours. Rough seas yesterday, due to TS in the area, but calm in the protected area. Plenty of fish to reward a beginning snorkeler. Lots of places you can stand in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited the park and there were huge signs for Man of War warnings. The pools are nice but after visiting other beaches I would rate this as over rated and not safe due to jelly fish at this time. Don't waste time going unless you want to visit a play ground for kids.

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Turlock, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

There where really rough seas the day we went out. This made the snorkeling terrible due to the churned up sand and silt. From talks with other people there, the snorkeling is great on calmer days with fish up to a foot long. Kind of scary scene also with people sleeping and lounging in the park.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Really nice place to snorkel in the giant pools protected from the waves. The day my family was there the ocean was very rough but inside the protected area it was fairly calm. We saw an amazing range of fish from barracuda to rock fish. When we finished they had showers to remove the salt and sand.

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FORT WORTH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lydgate State Park has outstanding amenities. The Play Bridge is not to be missed. It is a fantastic combination bridge, stairs and playground. I've never seen anything like it. The beach is beautiful, and includes two completely protected "ponds" for the little ones. Parking is plentiful, and the park is easily accessible from the East side of the island in... More 

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were here two years ago when on Kauai, and returned recently. The blocked swimming area is a wonderful place for kids to learn how to snorkel. There were lots of parrot fish to see without venturing out too far. With shade, bathrooms, lifeguards and picnic tables it is ideal for families.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went here with my kids, ages 10 months, 4, and 15. There were bad ocean conditions all around the island, but Lygate was perfect. The water is shallow at first, drops off a bit, and then is shallow again all the way out along the rocks which is where you will see all the fish. We saw schools of giant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I would highly recommend Lydgate Beach. It was close to where we were staying, not too crowded and excellent for snorkeling. We visited 3X, even on the last day to get some underwater pix.lots of kids who were having a great time. First time I've been to Kauai. Would go back at the drop of a hat, or a fin.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Easy to find, this wide and long expanse of sandy beach has good parking, covered and open picnic trestle tables and benches and, most importantly, an appealing but gentle enough wave action ocean - though I don't know if there are dangerous currents. Only element missing is scenery such as cliffs and mountains. Overall, better than most and a clear... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We really enjoyed Lydgate beach park. It has open ocean area for surfing, boogie boarding, or just playing in the crashing waves. It also has a 2.6 acre bouldered off area for kids to swim in and everyone to snorkel. That area is only about 5 feet deep at the most. There are bathrooms and outdoor showers. It is also... More 

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