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Poipu Beach Park

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Address: Hoona Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: 808-742-7444
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$176*
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
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Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River

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Beautiful Beach, exceptional sunsets

Poipu Beach is one of the most beautiful areas I've seen. The combination of sand and lava rock makes it a rare find. Don't miss the sunsets.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Poipu Beach is one of the most beautiful areas I've seen. The combination of sand and lava rock makes it a rare find. Don't miss the sunsets.

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Los Angeles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went in February and the winds were pretty much everyday, and so I only snorkeled three mornings. Would have done it everyday if weather permitting.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This beach was a short walk from our condo. Three of the days we were there the Hawaiian Monk Seal was sleeping on the beach!! Volunteers rope the area off so not to disturb the seals, they are full of information and love to share. Great snorkelling, we saw turtles. The beach is very roomy so your not sitting on... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach with nice amenities and apparently a monk seal hangout...pretty cool to see one up close!

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Tumwater, Washington
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I spent the day here, snorkeling in the calm waters, watching turtles and monk seals, and enjoying the laid back atmosphere with many other families and kids. Across from the beach is Brenneke's, a fav restaurant with delicious Mai Tais and a view that can't be beat. This beach is usually sunny and active. The prefect spot for a "beach... More 

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

this beach was very close to where we were staying for a couple of weeks here in Poipu recently. Generally it is a well maintained area, clean, not overcrowded that we saw, excellent sandy beach with washrooms and a lifeguard on duty. Kids have lots of fun. There are also picnic areas. And of course the chickens running around !

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Poipu beach is an easily accessed snorkeling spot. Typically the warm and sunny spot on the island, Poipu beach can get busy and parking can be challenging. Go early if you can. We snorkeled at 9:30 am and parking was a breeze, the water clear, and the beach still accessible. Left at 11:30 for lunch and the parking lot was... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Pluses and minuses. This most famous of Poipu's beaches reflects the glum reality that Poipu's beaches aren't really all that great. This one -- Poipu's most famous -- is rather charming in that families flock here and they're fun to watch, and the swimming is decent. At the left looking out seaward is a breakwall-sheltered, shallow area great for bathing... More 

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Huntington Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Poipu Beach Park is a great place mostly for families, I don't recommend as a romantic getaway spot but it's wonderful for families!!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Started off with the artisan market today. Coffee then off to the beach. Perfect for the children a play area great beach. Top it off with a Monk seal basking in the sun all day.

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