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Nalu Road, Uninc Kauai County, Hawaii, Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice shoreline park with a pleasant walkable beach. Also has a nice paved path that includes a campground. Has a small breakwater area where we saw several snorkelers, but the numbers were so great for such a small area that I can’t imagine the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water in November is a bit rough at most beaches, so after getting beat up just walking in the water at more private beaches we wanted to get in the water. This is the place!! It was so nice to be able to touch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carey a
Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt this was a gem of a beach. The park is just off the highway, but not visible to it. Easy to find along the east shore of Kauai. The pond area on the north end was very calm and very suitable for little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeterB8343
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calm waters, enclosed area from rock wall, snorkeling, change rooms, restroom facilities, outdoor showers and picnic areas. Bah! Only came here on our last day unfortunately. SOOOO would've spent a whole day here. Well kept and yes chickens everywhere. I had read other reviews about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the unique beach area that is enclosed by rocks. Nice to have a break from the big waves. While standing waist deep a school of 8 big beautiful fish swam by - didn’t need my snorkel or mask!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Becky B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this beach when we decided to take a walk one morning. You can access the beach from the Hilton Garden Hotel. The beach is beautiful and seems pretty quiet. We did not swim, but it appeared to be a great place to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beachmealready
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Main feature worth mentioning at this park is the submerged rock retaining wall that keeps the sea and tides at bay. Recommended for families with children and even elderly that don’t want to be hammered by the surf. Tropical fish can and will swim through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you ever dreamed of going out and swim with the fish, this would be the place to get your gills wet. You won't see a ton of fish but you can get the hang of snorkeling or just swim laps in the protected swim...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PinkAsianLady
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Great for beginner snorkeling. New resurfacing of the park road November 2018 Kudos but A lot of the beach parking lots in kauai especially north are in horrendous condition and look and feel like bombed out craters if you dare drive on.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrsportys
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We went here to photograph the sunrise and what a special a peaceful spot! Get there before first light and enjoy waling up to a treasure!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Bonnie V | Reviewed this property |
In the winter probably south shore - the beach next to the beach house restaurant has amazing snorkeling- tons of cool fish