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Lydgate State Park

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Address: Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Lydgate Park is perfect for us

Our favorite place on Kauai to hang out at. We rode bicycles from our condo at Islander on the Beach...only 5-minutes away.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Our favorite place on Kauai to hang out at. We rode bicycles from our condo at Islander on the Beach...only 5-minutes away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Did not expect such a nice park. Great place to hang out and have access to modern bathrooms. There is also a small swimming section that is calm because of the rock or reef protector. Great place for small kids. Will spend more time next time.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice beach, great for kids, very windy when we visited. went back to our favourite beach which is the Salt Pond.

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Oxnard, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here on the day before our departure just to see how it was. The lifeguard advised against snorkeling in the open sea. Nevertheless, in the breakwater-enclosed area, we observed several varieties of fish (southeast corner of the larger enclosed area). We would not recommend this as a snorkeling spot, however. The beach was deserted, perhaps because of... More 

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Independence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After several days on the island exploring beaches we returned to Lydgate Park several more times. Ample parking! There is a beautiful manmade lagoon separating younger children in one area, and in the larger area, older swimmers and snorkelers from the open sea, but the lagoon has a feeling of the being in the surf as waves break over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice beach. The shoreline is pretty narrow so be prepared to sit near other people. There is a secluded area for safe snorkeling. We went twice, but the best time was just after a rain storm. The fish were amazing and there was only one other family there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went on a day with surf warnings for all the beaches. The protected pools in the ocean were safe for young children. Excellent shower and change facilities. Palm trees for shade and grassy areas overlooking the beach. A real gem - and plenty of parking!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Lydgate is a wonderful beach to take the kids. There is a protected swimming lagoon so the kids can swim in the ocean without getting pounded by the surf. There is also a fort located near the camp grounds where the kids can run around. Located very close to Kappa, this is a very good choice for a day at... More 

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Buellton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of the best places to snorkel safely and enjoy the fishes in the sea! Ample parking but get their early. Has a nice shallow area for the young babies and toddlers. Off the main highway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A small beach that is perfect for the kids. We took our boys snorkeling there and they loved it. We saw lots of fish and it was pretty safe. Showers and bathrooms on site was nice to rinse off before leaving.

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Address: Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa

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