Kealia Beach Day ©Gelston Dwight
Discover the Beach Parks of the Royal Coconut Coast
Six beach parks are found along the Royal Coconut Coast, depending on what you would like to do: sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, or surfing. Most parks offer restrooms, showers, picnic grounds, and lifeguards. Lydgate Beach Park is a great option for families with its wonderful stretch of white sand beach. It features a lava-rock-protected pool, perfect for young children. An extraordinary community-built playground nearby keeps children of all ages happy for hours is located across from the beach. Children also enjoy the Kamalani Kai Bridge play structure at the east end of this park. Further west is a long stretch of beach popular with wind and kite surfers. 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. Serious sunburn can happen, even on a cloudy day. Check weather and surf report before venturing into the ocean, especially if you are not a strong swimmer. Rocky shorelines can be especially dangerous when the tide is high. Always obey posted warning signs, as certain beaches on Kauai are prone to strong currents or powerful shoreline waves. Kealia and Lydgate parks have lifeguard stations.
Before setting out to enjoy Kauai’s beaches, please watch this Ocean Safety video.
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The memories should last a lifetime, not the trip getting there! Our four boats, Leila, Holo Holo, and Adventurer II & III, get you to the action quicker than anybody else, so you have more time to snorkel, sightsee, relax and enjoy the pristine waters and spectacular cliffs of Kauai’s Napali Coast, and the only daily tour available to the “forbidden island” of Niihau.
This landmark Pacific Asian fusion family friendly restaurant features a menu offering a tasty variety of dishes to please every palate, including a variety of seafood, beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian, as well as award winning savory curries. Enjoy Happy Hour Specials, tropical drinks, and live music among the pagoda-inspired decor.
Great for a grab-and-go or a quick break from all the activity, the First Light Coffee and Juice Bar fuels your morning in Kapaa, Kauai. Offerings include a variety of coffee drinks, including nitro cold brew coffee, freshly pressed juices, fresh pastries, and delicious sandwiches.