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Lydgate State Park

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Address: Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank wwjd1947
Langley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank J9Schier
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank TrezzR
Whittier, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often stop here for the afternoon when we have an evening flight and have to check out many hours before. It's fun for my daughter and there are showers, so we can clean up before we head home.

Thank Denvergal1234
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this beach because of the good ratings and it was within walking distance of our hotel. It's nothing special. There's a large pond for kids to swim/play in but the beach next to it is quite narrow depending on the tide and not very swim able.

Thank NB24
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day I had available to snorkel, the waves and undertow were much to strong to chance it along all of the coastlines that I had checked out, but Lydgate Park had a protected area that made it possible. A nearby chart to help identify the probable fish you might come upon made the experience even more fun, as I... More 

Thank Kathleen K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you drive past the big pavilion you will see an area that is separated by big rocks. They made two swimming holes. The one to the left is more for smaller children and the right one is great for snorkeling. We saw a bunch of bright colored big fish in there. You can also order Pizza Hut and they... More 

Thank EandN P
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a BBQ on the beach with friends for dinner. Very relaxing. Also went here the next day to watch the sunrise for breakfast. Not too crowded in the evening or early in the morning. But it does get crowded in the afternoon.

Thank Jillo72

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