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Lydgate State Park

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Address: Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch

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Great Park to Bike-About

This coastal park was next to our Hilton Garden Inn and they provided the bikes for free. Great paved bike paths and a cool playground structure at the south end. Many beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Steve P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This coastal park was next to our Hilton Garden Inn and they provided the bikes for free. Great paved bike paths and a cool playground structure at the south end. Many beach photo ops and panoramic shots too. Park is free with easy access and ample parking. Make sure to check out the 1750 Hawaiian ruins at the north end... More 

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Davison, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here thinking the snorkeling would be better. Just a few fish that you can see snorkeling on any other beach on the island. The water was pretty murky as well. It would be a great place to take kids who want to try snorkeling, the pool that's boxed in by rocks is great to prevent getting hurt on... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here our first morning in Hawaii and practiced snorkeling in the protected pool. There were a few nice fish too, mostly along the rocks. It was the only place we saw a pufferfish.

Thank Keith S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great park for family fun. Little to no waves, some fish and easy to access. The play ground was nice but needs a little TLC. Fun thing to do is feed the chickens they swarm like raptors to feed and are very colorful.

Thank Josh L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on Kauai for 8 days and saw every beach on the island. Lydgate is a nice park with a beautiful beach but it was not our favorite. Worth a visit if you are on Kauai for several days.

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Wailua, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Playground, pavilion, covered picnic tables, and protected swim area for young swimmers. Lydgate State Park is the very best park on Kauai for families with young children.

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Langley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This beach is a favorite for locals as well as tourists. With the east side location, you get the lovely sunrise if you're an early riser. We spent an entire day here and really enjoyed the protected swimming area which actually had some decent snorkeling. That was a nice surprise. Showers and bathrooms were standard. There's ample shaded areas if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a family friendly spot to enjoy the water. A local lady brought cat food and dozen of yellow tangs came from every direction all around us to eat. It was amazing!! Definitely an experience for everyone.

Thank Crystal W
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a Beautiful beach the water is not too rough and perfect swimming for all ages. The waves crashing over the natural rock wall is something to behold. We saw some people snorkelling, but we didn't have much luck as the water was a little murky when we went. The sand is soft and there is shade. The perfect... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We chose to stay at The Hilton Garden Inn so we'd be next to Lydgate for the "swimable beach". It didn't disappoint. In the morning we went on a walk to explore the park. We were surprised to see a campground. Very cool. We thought kids of all ages would love the play bridge. Our favorite part of the park... More 

Thank Beth B

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