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Nalu Road, Uninc Kauai County, Hawaii, Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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All reviews rock wall protected area great beach great for kids swim area safe swimming play structure rock barrier family beach walking path calm waters bathroom facilities large playground lifeguard station wave action big waves beautiful fish
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbled on this place somewhat randomly, looking for a spot to eat our lunch. But easy paring, wonderful picnic tables to eat, and then a nice beach with life guard.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SeattleDoc2010
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wasn't impressed with the beach, but there is a lifeguard. Nice playground for the kids. The Bridge playground was really nice for the kids, but it didn't look like it was used very much. Restrooms, pavilions, & showers. Nice walking path.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank momdzall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great park and facilities. Decent beach, but snorkeling is not worth it. Area mostly good for a picnic and swimming.

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

This beach is perfect for novice snorkelers. There is a large area protected by a stone breakwater wall so it is perfectly safe regardless of surf and wind conditions. There are quite a few colorful fish in the water. The deepest part of this area...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Lydgate State Park twice, we enjoyed it so much. Our kids 9 & 7 loved the large playground that featured activities for kids of any age, including some sections they found satisfyingly challenging. There are two areas to swim, a sheltered, man...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nthusiast-RCJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this area for family fun! If you have young children, there is a protected area for little swimmers and a larger area worthy of snorkeling. These areas were created for safety while having fun. There is also a huge wooden play structure for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grammy472017
Reviewed December 29, 2018

The park has some great ocean and island views. There is plenty of parking. The locals have built breakwater walls in the water using rock to create pools safe for swimming. Our tour gave us only 15 minutes for picture taking but you could easily...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barheat
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

The park includes picnic areas, some disc golf baskets, and enclosed “pools” that are sheltered from the ocean waves (though they are in need of repairs). Very close to the Wailua River. Seemed to be a mix of locals and tourists.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ari37
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited by a recommendation from my auntie & it was perfect. Clean, had bathrooms and a showers to rinse off and ample parking. Easy walk to either side & safe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tees2003
Reviewed December 12, 2018

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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Dorothy B
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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