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Lydgate Beach Park

Nalu Road, Uninc Kauai County, Hawaii, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #85 of 165 attractions in Kauai
Type: Parks
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Dallas, TX
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188 reviews 188 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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

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El Cerrito, CA
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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

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Orange, California, United States
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102 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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!

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36 helpful votes 36 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

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went without children, but this is the perfect place to go with them. A very safe swimming beach, lots of play equipment.....and while we were there we spotted a whale breaching and a dolphin jumping. Super walking path too.

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Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stopped by here on a recommendation from a friend and were blown away by the climbing structure for the kids to run around on. Very cool and the fact that it was on a beach was a big bonus as well.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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144 reviews 144 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lydgate Beach Park is the perfect park and beach for a east side diversion from the rains of Princeville and overcrowding Poipu. This was our 2nd winter visit to Kauai, and Lydgate remains a popular alternate for north and south shore visits. The beach park wins over families with small children on the diligently constructed playgrounds and well manicured grounds.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

With so many spectacular beach options on Kauai, you should probably skip Lydgate Beach unless you have very small toddlers or you are a land-lubber who is afraid of the water. Lydgate is what it is: two protected sea-water pools which are literally surrounded from the waves of the pacific by a wall of rocks. Small groups of fish swim... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We were looking for a place for our kids to run around for a few hours before our flight home. It is a very protected lagoon that our 5 and 10 year old were perfectly safe in even with rough 3 foot seas on the other side of the rocks. It doesn't get 5 stars just because it is crowded... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Went there today! Packed a lunch, towels and chairs. Gorgeous area protected by reef--water is so warm. We swam up to rocks and saw crabs and some fish swimming. None of them ate our bread! I went boogie boarding in the unprotected area with bigger waves -- so fun! Great and lovely beach! Just behind Aston Aloha Hotel.

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