Family Beach Day

Family Beach Day ©Gelston Dwight

Discover the Beaches of the Royal Coconut Coast

There are many options for beaches along the east side, among six beach parks, depending on what you would like to do: sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, or surfing. Many of the beaches offer restrooms, showers, picnic grounds, and lifeguards. Lydgate State Park is a great option for families as it offers a wonderful stretch of white sand beach and features a lava-rock pool, perfect for young children. There is also an incredible community-built playground nearby that will keep children of all ages happy for hours. Other beach parks include: Wailua, Waipouli, Kapaa, Kealia and Paliku (Donkey Beach).

Check with lifeguards, and “when in doubt, don’t go out”.

The beach is a wonderful outing for visitors of all types, but be sure to take necessary precautions. Stay hydrated and consistently apply sunblock, as the sun in Hawaii is often much stronger than what you are used to back home and you can get badly sunburned, even on a cloudy day. Check weather and surf reports before venturing into the ocean, especially if you are not a strong swimmer. Rocky shorelines can be especially dangerous when tide is high. Always obey posted warning signs, as certain beaches on Kauai are prone to strong currents or big shore break.

Before setting out to enjoy Kauai’s beaches, please watch this Ocean Safety video.

Garden Grille & Bar

Enjoy our american breakfast buffet with made-to-order items in the morning to savory nightly dinner specials. The Garden Grille & Bar is the perfect choice to start and end a day of exploring Hawaii’s Garden Isle. Guests can dine indoors amid the restaurant’s grand rock pillars and vaulted ceilings or in an open air setting surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Hours: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast: 6:30am-10:30am. Lunch: 11:30am-1:30pm Dinner: 5pm – 10pm.

Website: http://www.kauaiwailuabay.hgi.com/
Kauai Phone: (808) 823-6000
Address: 3-5920 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe

The locals all know that if you’re looking for the biggest selection and best variety of natural-organic-local-non gmo food and products, you’ll find it at Papaya’s. Whether you are new to organic food, been a health nut for years, or just hungry, they’ll treat you like family and help you find what you are looking for or discover something new. Groceries, produce, refrigerated & frozen, bulk, unique gifts, vitamins, bodycare, beer and wine & lots of Aloha! Papaya’s Café has the best local Fish tacos, a vegetarian salad bar, hot soup and sandwiches, taro burgers, smoothies and breakfast burritos to go!

Website: http://www.papayasnaturalfoods.com
Kauai Phone: (808) 823-0190
Address: 4-831 Kuhio Hwy B-8, Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

Sand Bar

Kick back while enjoying refreshing tropical cocktails and stunning beachfront views at the Sand Bar at the Aston Islander on the Beach. Located poolside, the Sand Bar is the perfect spot to take in the beautiful surroundings, make new friends or simply relax and reflect on the day’s adventures. Hours: Open daily from 1:30pm-9pm. Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm daily.

Website: http://www.AstonIslander.com
Kauai Phone: (808) 822-7417
Address: Aston Islander on the Beach, 440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI 96746 :: Show on Map