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Beach Picnics



Beach Picnics

Beach Picnics in Kauai

  • Anahola Beach Park

    East Shore


    Anahola Beach Park is a local favorite because it has something suitable for everyone. It's located on the east shore of Kauai. Many believe this is the safest beach on the windward coast Kauai. White-sand shores are protected from high surf by a reef.
  • Anini Beach

    North Shore


    Anini beach is well known as one of the safest and most protected beach along the North Shore. A fringed reef runs the length of beach and is Hawaii's longest reef.
  • Black Pot Beach Park

    North Shore


    This beach is part of the Hanalei Bay and is packed with families every weekend. You will see tents and tarps setup for picnics, fires and BBQs. There is a grass lawn with shade for relaxing. You can rent surfboards and paddle boards. The mouth of the Han
  • Haena Beach Park

    North Shore


    Haena Beach Park is a favorite camping spot for both visitors and locals. Located on the very end of the North Shore of Kauai, the park sits at the edge of the Na Pali coast and is just a short walk to the famous snorkeling and swimming beach Tunnels.
  • Hanalei Beach Park Pavilion

    North Shore


    This beach is in the heart of the Hanalei Bay, a famous 2-mile long crescent of white sand nestled beneath a beautiful range of mountains lined with waterfalls.
  • Hanamaulu Beach (Bay)

    East Shore


    This beach is usually murky from the nearby Hanama'ulu Stream. Further out where the waters are clear some scuba diving and snorkeling can be done.
  • Kalihiwai Beach (Bay)

    North Shore


    This ironwood tree-lined crescent shaped beach has plenty of parking and is easy to find. Water is generally calm and the sand is great and voluminousness. In the winter this beach is great for surfing and body boarding.
  • Kapaa Beach Park

    East Shore


    Kapaa Beach Park has plenty of easy beach access and parking areas right off the highway in Kapaa. This is a good beach for strolling or biking. You can catch the bike and pedestrian path from here. When the surf is calm some swim at this beach but it's n
  • Kawailoa Bay Beach

    South Shore


    Often there are local families here for picnics and fishing. The shoreline is covered with active and lithified sand dunes. Waves have deeply undercut the sea cliffs below the dunes.
  • Lydgate Park

    East Shore


    The best family-friendly beach on the island is Lydgate Beach Park in the town of Kapa'a, on the east shore.
  • Poipu Beach

    South Shore


    Poipu literally means "crashing waves" in Hawaiian. Poipu beach is located near the southern-most tip of Kauai. The beaches in this area are favorites for snorkeling and scuba diving. This beach consistently receives national and worldwide awards and is k
  • Salt Pond Beach Park

    West Shore


    Salt Pond Beach Park is a wide, reddish-golden sand pocket beach on Kauai's south shore that is generally safe for swimming all year round. At both ends of the beach are rocky outcrops; a natural rock ridge connects the outcrops, creating a small lagoon.
  • Secret (Kauapea) Beach

    North Shore


    This beach is perhaps more well known by it's nickname, Secret Beach but in Hawaiian is known as Kauapea Beach. However, many locals simply call this beach Secrets for short. This 3,000 foot long north shore beach is known for its size, privacy, and scene
  • Waikoko Beach

    North Shore


    This beach is small and relativity hidden along the highway at the end of Hanalei Bay, can be the perfect spot in the summer for those looking for a tranquil place to sunbathe. Getting to the beach from the highway is a little tricky because you have to
  • Waipouli Beach Park

    East Shore


    This beach is between the Beachboy and Coconut Beach Resort. Good walking/jogging trail above the beach, however the water is usually not safe for swimming.

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