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All reviews monk seal across the street poipu beach sand bar on duty picnic tables great place to snorkel protected area sea turtles life guards tropical fish shallow water boogie boarding great for kids small children body surfing plenty of parking
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If you're looking for a good snorkeling spot on Kauai this is it! It can get a little crowded in the shallow areas with little kids but swim further out and it's perfect! We saw several turtles swimming around out there! Plenty of fish too....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theweekendtraveler91
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Poipu Beach has awesome sand compared to other places on Kauai. We ran into some rocks and coral but a little further out. Poipu sees more sun than other parts of the island so I’d recommend staying in the area or at least hitting the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shesavesshetravels
Reviewed 2 days ago

Safe beach for kids and a nice new playground. Teens and adults can easily snorkel outside the kids area, too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank George H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Park is beautiful with great beach. Water was clear enough to see fish swimming around. Nestled on beach were 2 monk seals and turle.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank t0nyp18
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very good beach for watching wildlife of all Sorts both above the ocean and underwater .the snorkeling is great and you can see a wide variety of tropical sea creatures including eels,parrot fish ,clown fish ,kite fish ,butterfly fish,snappers,yellow tang,moorish idol,goat fish...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank rutuld
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice beach, but ocean floor is very rocky. Sand rather course. Further down near the Sheraton the beach was a bit nicer. A little tough to believe this beach is touted as one of the top beaches in America. Maui beaches much nicer if comparing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank bkjjk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Truly recommend this beach that has a lovely clean lagoon, showers and public restrooms, as well as life guards that makes it super safe , close by you can what hard surfers while enjoying beach of very soft and clean sand. Some people live it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank katarzynac843
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great local beach. Seems to be a gathering place for locals, but of course, many tourists, like me. Easy access. Nice snorkle spot. Went there almost every day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jpcwi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plenty of signs about rip currents made me too nervous to just let me kids go wherever they wanted, only a couple spots that seemed really protected. However, I couldn't believe how many different kinds of fish we saw. I also hadn't yet seen a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank angelagS5565VC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During our visit, we were able to make a short walk to this fantastic beach! On the way, we could spot sea turtles playing in the surf and monk seals lying in the sun on the rocks! The beach is perfect for young and old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 14, 2018|
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Response from Naturesgate | Reviewed this property |
The snorkeling is a very good at the beach, and though there are a great many places for it. I Snorkel Bob's has maps of where the best places are for this time of year.
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Alohajudy900 | Reviewed this property |
Scuba equipment available across the street from the park.
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Response from VangieSNKLnHIKE | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if the best rental business. We are using Turo now.!Its like the VRBO of cars. Great deals. Car rentals have a lot of restrictions about exploring the island. Many of the Turo owners don’t. We had a Jeep... More