We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Lydgate State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$234*
and up
Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 891 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 480
    Excellent
  • 282
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
One of Many

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
wwjd1947
,
texas
Add Photo Write a Review

891 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 865: English reviews
texas
Level Contributor
628 reviews
450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank wwjd1947
Langley, Washington
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank J9Schier
Level Contributor
6 reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Crystal W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank TrezzR
Whittier, California
Level Contributor
94 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank Beth B
Denver, CO
Level Contributor
163 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Denvergal1234
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank NB24
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
Thank Kathleen K
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank EandN P
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Jillo72

Travelers who viewed Lydgate State Park also viewed

 

Been to Lydgate State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lydgate State Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Bellingham, Washington
8 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Lydgate State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?