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Address: Nalu Road, Uninc Kauai County, Hawaii, Kauai, HI

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Good snorkeling & swimming for families & kids

This is a great spot for families and kids to go swimming and snorkeling. There's a lifeguard tower as well. The man-made salt water swimming pond has a main swimming area and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Kauai, Hawaii
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Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Perfect beach for the beginning snorkelers. Sheltered cove provides great sight for fish without the risk of riptides. Nice picnic areas and restrooms.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot for families and kids to go swimming and snorkeling. There's a lifeguard tower as well. The man-made salt water swimming pond has a main swimming area and a smaller 'baby' pond for little ones. There's also a playground area for kids, & showers and restrooms. Bring a picnic cooler with food and drinks...no food outlets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The swimming ponds at Lydgate are great for kids of ALL ages. If you want all the splendor of the ocean but not all the crashing waves you have it here. It also great for snorkeling or for reading your favorite book in peace with the breeze of the sea and sounds of the waves and nothing else. To enjoy... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We did our snorkling day here, very sheltered and easy for those who are poor-fair swimmers. Saw many varieties of fish, especially out near the sea wall. Lovely view and beach as well, good place to change, and only a couple miles from a snorkel rental. It just made for a great outing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is an ideal beach and park for families with children. It has good snorkeling and has a huge playground with two pools created from lava rocks to provide protected swimming and snorkeling for both children and adults. The lava rocks pools create almost an artificial reef where you can see an impressive variety of fish.

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Denver, Colorado
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Can get crowded with locals on weekends. Usually there are lots of children. It's got a small area with lots of little fish, and it's good for snorkeling, especially beginners.

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is an excellent beach and it wasn't very crowded. They have a natural lagoon-type area where most people were swimming and laying out. We ventured a little bit to the south and found ourselves alone on the beach. The water was warm and calm. The lifeguard station was near our location, so we felt safe in the water. This... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The park is wonderful for those with children learning to snorkel or not the strongest swimmer yet. our 8 and 10 year old were able to peacefully snorkel in a safe environment and see what they missed in our open water snorkel adventure.

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Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Brought our young kids here at a friends recommendation - wonderfully protected pools for them to learn snorkeling! They were able to see fish and enjoy the water. Perfect for inexperienced snorkelers and families!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Five years ago, we visited one of the hotels bordering this beach. The nights walking on the beach were fantastic, clear starry nights, and few if any other people. Even though there are a few hotels on the beach it was basically abandoned at night. It was a fantastic experience, like having a private beach. So, we returned. Five years... More 

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