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“Lovely beach, perfect for swimming” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kalapaki Beach

Kalapaki Beach
Shoreline Access, Lihue, HI 96766, USA, Off Highway 56, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Lihue
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Tacoma, Washington
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“Lovely beach, perfect for swimming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Not too crowded, availability for surfing and SUP lessons a plus. Great views when the cruise ships come into port, and perfect access to some great beach restaurants, including JJ's broiler, and Duke's. Shaka Shave ice not to be missed.

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San Antonio, Texas
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“Perfect Tourist Beach ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is the picture-perfect tourist-beach that appears in brochure after brochure. The Marriott Hotel for Kauai is located here, plus lots of other tourist facilities. Even with all that (mostly a negative in my view), the beach is perfect ... gentle waves, lovely views, beautiful water, decent public restrooms (always a bit dirty though).

Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Great for the kids and amenities/activities nearby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The kids explored in the small pond/river formed from the beach which kept them entertained. This beach is mainly good for paddleboarding and boating. There's not much to see if you want to snorkel but sometimes a sea turtle or two may show up.

Visited August 2012
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Middlesex, New Jersey
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“VERY CALM BEACH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is more a local beach to swim and learn to paddleboard or kayak. There are rentals right on the beach. The day we went it was as calm as a lake with no rocks on bottom. The water was clear- some days you can see cruise ships come in- Parking is limited. Great place for small kids as it is highly safe to swim here!

Visited August 2012
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Plainview, New York
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“Great for Families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Big all sand bottom beach with the left side being protected (little to no waves) and the right side with waves big enough to surf. There are a few rental companies that rent surf boards, SUP, snorkel gear etc.

Visited August 2012
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