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Lydgate State Park, Wailua

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • Most all of the ocean front beaches had a high surf advisory out, swimming not recommended, so we decided to check out Lydgate State Park. Rented a couple of boards and a mask/snorkel set at Coconut G...  read more »
  • This beach was nice since the swimming area is closed off from the ocean by rocks which makes it great for kids and poor swimmers (like me). They even have a second smaller closed off section that loo...  read more »
  • We are experienced snorkelers, but still really enjoyed Lydgate. The beach has stone jettys which provide protected, calm water. There were many lovely coloured fish to be seen, so would be awesome fo...  read more »
  • Great Place to Bike-About. This coastal park was next to our Hilton Garden Inn and they provided the bikes for free. Great paved bike paths and a cool playground structure at the south end. Many beach photo ops and panoramic shots too. Park is free with easy access and ample parking. Make sure to check out the 1750 Hawaiian ruins at the north end of the park into Wailua State Park.
  • Lydgate is a great spot to learn or get familiar with snorkeling. It has two ocean side pools that are enclosed one big one and one Keiki ( kid sized). There are a bunch of fish you can see that have basically gotten tamed. The park also has picnic areas, jungle gyms and all kind of good stuff. Just don't swim out side of the pools..bad currents. Enjoy your stay and tread lightly On Kauai.
  • Parking. Handicap parking. Restrooms. Multiple small and few large shelters. Shade. Kids playgrounds. Enclosed rockwall swimming area for adults and one for kids. Very popular place and busy. Not many areas to move between parking lot to paved walkways if you have a wheelchair. A lot of drift wood debris on the beach.
  • Absolutely fabulous place for children and for adults alike. Good showers and restrooms. Community gets together every other week on Saturday morning and keeps the place clean and attractive for visitors and locals alike.
  • great beach for snorkeling for small kids, with two big ponds by lava rocks, has life guard. good for the first time snorkeling people. easy access by car.
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