Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Kauai  /  Wailua  /  Parks  /  Lydgate State Park

Lydgate State Park, Wailua

(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.
Create a full Wailua itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Wailua

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Wailua by other users

21 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM HUNGARY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM HUNGARY April, outdoors, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in United States & Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Maui & Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Kauai BY A USER FROM CANADA January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Hawaii SEE PLAN January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Snorkeling and keeping kids safe at the beach? Yes, please!! That is exactly what this place offered. We saw enough beautiful fish to keep my kids really happy here. 
  • We ventured over to Lydgate when the waters at Poipu Beach were too dangerous and the lifeguards would not allow swimming. Lydgate is a great family beach with restrooms, showers and picnic areas. The...  more »
  • It was January when we visited Kauai and on days with high surf we were looking for somewhere where the kids could still snorkel and have fun. We did have a great time as there is a rock wall that pro...  more »
Google
  • Awesome place to enjoy the surf with a boogie board or view exotic fish in their man made pool. The beach has good waves for and the sand is fine enough to walk through even without shoes or flippers. The pool offers those not used to snorkeling a chance to learn and enjoy local fish watching.
  • Lydgate is truly a great 'ohana beach! This is a windward State Park so that accounts for all the driftwood along it's sandy shoreline. Center left in the photo are stone Breakwalls, built in a half moon arch from shore out into the water, that provide protection from the turbulent, but very beautiful, wind driven sea. The result is a calm and inviting, safe swimming lagoon for all ages. This fabulous setting, near Lihue, has impressive views, lifeguards, rest rooms, showers, fun kids playground, picnic tables, BBQs, fishing and ample parking.
  • 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.
  • Great place for the keiki. The park has so many amenities. There is the beach walk extension from Kapaa, and playing fields, shower facilities as well as an enclosed swimming area away from the big shore break on the east side perfect for the snorkelers! They even offer facilities for everyone. Try parking and walking towards the south down the beach for privacy!