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“protected area”(66 reviews)
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Nalu Road, Uninc Kauai County, Hawaii, Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

The water in November is a bit rough at most beaches, so after getting beat up just walking in the water at more private beaches we wanted to get in the water. This is the place!! It was so nice to be able to touch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carey a
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We felt this was a gem of a beach. The park is just off the highway, but not visible to it. Easy to find along the east shore of Kauai. The pond area on the north end was very calm and very suitable for little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeterB8343
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Calm waters, enclosed area from rock wall, snorkeling, change rooms, restroom facilities, outdoor showers and picnic areas. Bah! Only came here on our last day unfortunately. SOOOO would've spent a whole day here. Well kept and yes chickens everywhere. I had read other reviews about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Really enjoyed the unique beach area that is enclosed by rocks. Nice to have a break from the big waves. While standing waist deep a school of 8 big beautiful fish swam by - didn’t need my snorkel or mask!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Becky B
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this beach when we decided to take a walk one morning. You can access the beach from the Hilton Garden Hotel. The beach is beautiful and seems pretty quiet. We did not swim, but it appeared to be a great place to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beachmealready
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Main feature worth mentioning at this park is the submerged rock retaining wall that keeps the sea and tides at bay. Recommended for families with children and even elderly that don’t want to be hammered by the surf. Tropical fish can and will swim through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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