Lydgate Beach

Lydgate Beach - USA
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Sheltered from the waves by a lava stone breakwater creating two shallow child-friendly pools, Lydgate Beach Park is located on the eastern side of Kauai Island close to where the mouth of the River Wailua meets the Pacific Ocean.

The setting for various movies including Elvis’ Blue Hawaii, the calm waters are inhabited by tropical fish, making snorkelling a popular leisure activity. Its soft sands stretch roughly north-south in a straight line for over two miles, every inch of which can be accessed via its paved coastal path.

Beside Lydgate Beach run grassy banks which provide ideal picnic spots and a little natural shade is offered by palm trees. When the winds come from the south of the island Lydgate Beach hosts windsurfers too.

There are a good number of picnic tables along its length, as well as showers, restrooms and a large children’s playground. A lifeguard tower watches over both pools.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing


  • Shower

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