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Lydgate State Park

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Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rock wall” (46 reviews)
“swimming area” (44 reviews)
“great beach” (79 reviews)
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Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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"rock wall"
in 46 reviews
"swimming area"
in 44 reviews
"great beach"
in 79 reviews
"great for kids"
in 42 reviews
"huge playground"
in 11 reviews
"play structure"
in 16 reviews
"protected beach"
in 19 reviews
"safe swimming"
in 21 reviews
"rock barrier"
in 13 reviews
"non swimmers"
in 10 reviews
"lots of picnic tables"
in 10 reviews
"family beach"
in 20 reviews
"lifeguard on duty"
in 21 reviews
"beginner snorkelers"
in 10 reviews
"walking path"
in 11 reviews
"bathroom facilities"
in 13 reviews
"calm waters"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family visited here in the first week of April. After some rain and wind storms, we found that the main beach was full of debris and unfit for swimming. On the other side of the parking lot the playground was fun for our son,...More

1  Thank Empress_Holly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first beach we visited on Kauai was Lydgate and honestly, I was a bit bummed. The shoreline itself is lovely and the playground/park is obviously well loved. It looks like it’s not maintained that well but I think it has to do with how...More

1  Thank Tanya S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids loved the park across the parking lot from here, but the beach is cool as they have to ponds here which are perfect for smaller children to be safe in. there is a lifeguard station here too. There is lots of picnic tables...More

1  Thank Fun_in_Sun1976
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The manager of the Kauai Inn, where we stayed, encouraged us to visit Lydgate to see the fish pond where you can also swim, and also the site of a temple where Hawaiians gathered at dawn to pray. It had rained hard the week before...More

3  Thank claudia03171958
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

I was at Lydgate yesterday. What a huge disappointment. Wow. Can someone help me out here? Is it because of the horrible weather the past week? What a shocking surprise this beach was. There was ZERO fish. Just garbage. Garbage as far as you could...More

4  Thank suziecruise
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Water was black and full of sticks and dirt. Skip this beach because you can’t swim or snorkel here now. Beach was also dirty.

1  Thank James L
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Wanted to snorkel the pond here but it was filled with debris from recent flooding. Beautiful beach area but surf to large for safe swimming. Plenty of parking, restrooms and beach area spacious.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Beautiful beach - we actually got married on the beach on an early morning before the crowds arrived. I would visit the area further down the beach from the lifeguard and swimming area. The beach is much more beautiful further down if you are just...More

Thank JBEAClan
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

This is easy entry from the main highway. It is very large area for sunbathers and swimmers it has a real nice long beach so it will hold a extremely large number of people. We saw some coming from snorkelling also. There is plenty of...More

1  Thank sabers86
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Lydgate State Park is easy to get to from the main highway. It is very large and has plenty of room for extremely large crowds. It offers a nice beach where the sunbathers and swimmers have more than enough space to do their thing. Saw...More

Thank Mel N
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Dorothy B
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
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