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Lydgate State Park

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Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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  • Average8%
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“swimming area” (43 reviews)
“rock wall” (45 reviews)
“great beach” (72 reviews)
Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed this little beach park a lot. There is an area where large lava rocks have been stacked to block off the waves. The water within the rocks was very calm and a great place to relax. I saw people snorkeling in it, but...More

Thank Cincytraveler44
Reviewed 5 days ago

I found this park on my last day of my trip, going to the airport and wished I had gone there much earlier. It has an amazing area for kids to play and climb on as well as a enclosed rock pool area on the...More

Thank Majella B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a well used State Park with amenities for every one. The sport fields, playgrounds, covered pavilions, lifeguards and restrooms make it more than a popular calm beach. The play bridge is a unique and fun feature with "look outs" to view the...More

Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful park! We took our 9 year old daughter for her first time snorkeling - perfect protected area where she could stand up much of the time and still experience seeing some fun fish. Water isn't perfectly clear but the trade off for...More

Thank LTRealtor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great little beach with lots of room at picnic tables, and such for eating and a lifeguard station for kiddos safety. If you are an experienced snorkeler, you won't really enjoy the snorkeling, but if you have little kids this place is...More

Thank Robin_O_12_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So sad, 14 years ago this play structure was amazing.... I took my now 18 year old there many times when she was little. My 5 year old was so excited to play there yesterday, he ran excitedly ahead of me and climbed on with...More

Thank Dana L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach has a safe swimming area that is full of fish, good for snorkeling! Restrooms, showers and picnic areas are clean and in good repair. Nice mix of people, couples, families, pets, it's a great park!

Thank fobfan63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt obligated to check out other beaches, we made our way up to Ke'e and Annini as well as Poipu but to be honest we could have saved some gas money and just stuck to Lydgate. I'm glad we went to Poipu because that...More

Thank bart2002
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

The cove at the beach is protected by a wall of rocks. This fish can still get in, but the waves stay out (mostly). -My kids got very comfortable snorkeling here, especially knowing there wouldn't be any sharks in the cove :). Once they mastered...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed May 4, 2017

This was a beautiful way to experience the coastal waters in relative safety. Kauai's waters can be strong and scary. This protected place also has information boards so your kids can learn about the sea life in the area. We're going back at the end...More

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Dorothy B
snorkeling in january
November 17, 2015|
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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