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Lydgate State Park, Wailua

4.4
#9 of 72 in Parks in Kauai
Swim and snorkel in the calm waters of Lydgate State Park. Aimed mostly atĀ families with small children, the area is quiet and employs lifeguards. Relax in shallow man-made salt pools, sunbathe, or stroll the soft, sandy beach. You'll discover an extensive playground with swings, slides, bridges, and tree houses as well as 4 km (2.5 mi) of coastal trails. You can feed fish, play frisbee, ride bicycles, and fly kites at the site. Restrooms and showers are provided. Add Lydgate State Park and other attractions to your Wailua trip itinerary using our Wailua itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is a large beach oark witb lots of parki g. It also has safe swimming on tbe east shore which is hard to find.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Had Great day at this beach it was wonderful,so nice l went back again schools of fish foam right next to you amazing  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    We attended a large family gathering at Lydgate and this is a great place to take photos, have a picnic or swim with young children. Many of Kauai's beaches are not safe for young children, but there ...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Very safe Beach for families to go to. The rock walls provide a break point so the waves are not overwhelming. Also a great place to feed fish.
  • July 7, 2017
    Loved this sweet beach with a protected lagoon area. Showers and a parking lot. We snorkeled and saw plenty of fish.
  • February 23, 2017
    A must visit if you have young kids or want calm water to snorkel in. My kids LOVE the park & ask regularly to return...sometimes they even want to skip the water to keep playing with new friends. The beach area is calm due to a wall of rocks shielding it from the waves. Near the rocks are many colorful varieties of fish. Beware that the water is cold in spite of the calm & shallows.
  • May 11, 2017
    I'm a chicken to swim at the beach resort we're staying at,but this place is excellent. We saw so many different schools of fish,it was amazing. Little Nemo was at my feetšŸ˜Š
  • March 14, 2017
    Protected swim area. Designed decades ago with large boulders installed to section off a safe swim area. Also nice, calm snorkeling. At one end of the beach is a sacred Hawaiian religious site worth visiting.

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