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Lydgate State Park, Wailua

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#10 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. Plan to visit Lydgate State Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Wailua attractions using our Wailua day trip tool .
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  • i visited Lydgate state park almost every morning to catch the sunrise and stretch the legs. it reminds me of Torrey Pines in San Diego. and it is not crowded as it is next to the golf course.  more »
  • I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and this beach park is great for families. There is a large playground and protected swimming area. There is also a sidewalk that is about a mile long - great for mor...  more »
  • We loved the beach, but then we couldn't get the kids OFF the play structure! They loved it! However it does need some repairs, and there was an alarming number if cigarette butts at the bottom of the...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Loved this sweet beach with a protected lagoon area. Showers and a parking lot. We snorkeled and saw plenty of fish.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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