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Poipu Beach Park

Hoona Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-742-7444
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“great beach” (354 reviews)
“monk seal” (286 reviews)
“poipu beach” (328 reviews)
Hoona Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-742-7444
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to snorkel. Lots of fish. Kids and beginners can enter the water on the left side where the bottom is sandy. We saw sea turtles sleeping on shore at night and monk seals napping during the day.

Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If for nothing else you should visit this place for its turtles, fish and Hawaiian monk seals you get to see on the beach!

Thank Jose S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I felt that this beach is not the best with kids. There is a small area that is shielded by water but not all that great for swimming. In order to get out to the little island to see the seals, you deal with rough...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ended up here earlier in the day when Lawai beach waves were just too strong today even Poipu had some strong currents today. There was a high surf, dangerous current signs today. The area by the lifeguard stand was quieter so you weren't being pushed...More

Thank tripper098
Reviewed 2 days ago

The surf was gentle and the water pleasantly warm on this beach, Not overcrowded, clean and very picturesque with good water clarity for snorkeling...

Thank Jeanine O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at Poipu Beach. It is a family beach with lifeguard and facilities. The snorkeling was really good, we can walk up to the reef and, with googles, see tropical fish. There were also two Monk seals sleeping on the beach....More

Thank Wayne J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Poipu beach is great for kids. No big waves and kids and adults alike can enjoy this quiet beach for swimming and snorkeling. We even saw two see turtles when we were there. There is a snack bar/restaurant across the street, as well as...More

Thank VirginiaMember
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sand blew constantly and was really annoying. A little crowded and lots of kids. Did see some monk seals.

Thank Pamme M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great beach for family with young kids and less experienced swimmers. There's an area for children and great for snorkeling. Best to get some water shoes and snorkeling gears. In the early morning, you'll be able to see large green sea turtles lounging on the...More

Thank lynmpal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always take ay least one day to go to this beach. There is ample parking, restrooms and food nearby. There are fresh water outdoor showers when you are done. You can also walk over to the outdoor bar at the nearby Marriott for a...More

Thank Jay F
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24 December 2016|
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Response from lunatoke | Reviewed this property |
It would be good for beginner snorkeling! It is protected by a reef so water is not rough. You need to be aware that in some spots the distance between rock and water surface is very very shallow and you need to be careful... More
17 November 2016|
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Response from BendTraveler7 | Reviewed this property |
I would personally take my mask and rent fins.
9 September 2016|
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Response from BendTraveler7 | Reviewed this property |
this seems to be the warmest part of the island.