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.

Tasting Kauai

Explore Kauai’s culture through regional cuisine and meet some of the island’s top farmers and chefs during five intimate food lover’s adventures. Tours available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Visit or call 888-431-6660.

Kauai Phone: (888) 431-6660
:: Toll Free: (888) 431-6660
Address: Tours are conducted at various locations across Kauai.

Pono Kai Resort

The Pono Kai Resort sits on 12 acres in the quiet town of Kapa’a on Kauai. The Resort is right on the beach, which is perfect for wind surfing, kite surfing or just playing around in the waves. There’s plenty of action at the Resort as well, with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, tennis courts, volleyball, shuffleboard, croquet and putting greens.

Kauai Phone: (808) 822-9831
Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746 :: Show on Map

The Bull Shed Restaurant

Oceanfront Dining on Kauai's Coconut Coast! Looking for a great meal without breaking the bank? The Bull Shed is a family favorite, serving up Kauai's best steak and seafood in a cozy oceanfront setting. Come and find us in Waipouli at the Mokihana for the finest food and service in Kapaa!

Kauai Phone: (808) 822-3791
Address: 4-796 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Hi 96746 :: Show on Map