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East Shore Beaches



East Shore Beaches
East Shore

East Shore Beaches

Kauai's east shore is rich in variety. It's an ideal area to experience the beauty of Kauai, especially with a visit to the Wailua area with many sacred sites, petroglyphs, and other unique points of Hawaiian culture. Kayaking/boating up the Wailua River is a favorite for visitors and locals alike.

Generally, East Shore beaches are some of the more easily accessible beaches on the island.  The condominiums, vacation rentals, hotels and island residents in  Kapaa, Wailua and Waipouli make these beaches very popular on weekends and holidays. These beaches are subject to onshore breezes, which make for almost constant and windy conditions in most spots.
  • Anahola Beach Park

    East Shore Beach

    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.
    Anahola Beach Park: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Picnics, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Camping, Beach Weddings
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Pits, BBQ Grills, Campsites, Lifeguard, Drinking Water, Covered Pavilion
  • Donkey Beach (Paliku)

    East Shore Beach

    Donkey Beach (Paliku) is on the East Side of Kauai about 1.5 miles from Kealia Beach. It's a great beach for sunbathing, offering plenty of sand and some shade trees. The secluded location made it a perfect spot for nudist or clothing optional beach goers
    Donkey Beach (Paliku): Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Nude Sunbathing, Beach Weddings
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
  • Hanamaulu Beach (Bay)

    East Shore Beach

    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.
    Hanamaulu Beach (Bay): Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Picnics, Camping
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, Playground, Covered Pavilion
  • Kalapaki Beach

    East Shore Beach

    The white sands and gentle waters of Kalapaki Beach are ideal for sunning, swimming, and sailing. Kalapaki Beach also is the home of the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, and Kauai Lagoons 40 acres of freshwater tropical lagoons that serve as a sanctuar
    Kalapaki Beach: Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Sunbathing, Surfing, Beach Strolls, Sailing, Beach Weddings
    Public Parking
  • Kapaa Beach Park

    East Shore Beach

    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
    Kapaa Beach Park: Fishing, Picnics, Beach Strolls, Jogging
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, No Lifeguard, Paved Road, Drinking Water, Bike Paths, Covered Pavilion
  • Kealia Beach

    East Shore Beach

    This white sandy beach is about one half mile long and is a local surfing and body boarding beach. Swimming also can be good here when conditions allow. The northern end of this beach is generally calmer and better for swimming and body boarding.
    Kealia Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Picnic Tables, Lifeguard, Covered Pavilion
  • Lydgate Park

    East Shore Beach

    The best family-friendly beach on the island is Lydgate Beach Park in the town of Kapa'a, on the east shore.
    Lydgate Park: Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Hiking, Picnics, Beach Combing, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Showers (Cold), Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, Paved Road, Drinking Water, Bike Paths, Playground, Covered Pavilion
  • Moloa'a Bay Beach

    East Shore Beach

    The swimming at Moloa’a Beach is ok during calm seas, but when the tide is up you won’t want to swim here. For the best experience check out southeast side of the beach rather than the northwest side.
    Moloa'a Bay Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Sunbathing, Body Boarding
  • Nawiliwili Beach Park

  • Niumalu Beach Park

    East Shore Beach

    Niumalu Beach Park: Camping, Kayaking
  • North Aliomanu Beach

    East Shore Beach

    This beach is composed of two sections of beach north and south Aliomanu. North Aliomanu beach is gorgeous and serene. The waters are rocky and swimming is limited.
    North Aliomanu Beach: Fishing
    No Restrooms, No Lifeguard
  • Nukolii Beach Park

    East Shore Beach

    This beach is also known as Kawailoa Beach and offers two miles of white sand beach, which makes it the longest beach on the east shore of Kauai. The nearshore waters are shallow and somewhat rocky providing only fair swimming. Snorkeling and scuba diving
    Nukolii Beach Park: Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Beach Combing, Beach Weddings
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), No Lifeguard
  • Papaa Bay

    East Shore Beach

    You may already be familiar with this beach if you have seen the movie Six Days, Seven Nights. Papaa Bay was the setting for the plane crash scene. This area has some of the most expensive and prized real estate on Kauai. The current public access trail t
  • Papaloa Beaches

    East Shore Beach

    There are a couple of public walkways for beach access from Papaloa Road. Beaches fronting condos or hotels are public, however parking and access may not be.
  • South Aliomanu Beach

    East Shore Beach

    This beach is composed of two sections of beach north and south Aliomanu. It's a beautiful stretch of sand and one of the lesser-known beaches on Kauai. South Aliomanu beach is more popular and is used by local families for fishing and octopus hunting.
    South Aliomanu Beach: Swimming, Fishing
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, Public Parking (Limited), No Lifeguard
  • Wailua Beach

    East Shore Beach

    This beach is at the mouth of the Wailua River and is a popular surf and kite board location. The water can be murky and the parking is limited. The beach is located at the mouth of the only navigable river in the State of Hawaii, the Wailua River. Wailua
    Wailua Beach: Swimming, Fishing, Windsurfing, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Kitesurfing, Beach Strolls, Sailing
    Public Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
  • Waipouli Beach Park

    East Shore Beach

    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.
    Waipouli Beach Park: Fishing, Beach Exploring, Picnics, Beach Strolls, Jogging, Beach Weddings
    Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Dirt Parking Lot, Picnic Tables, BBQ Grills, No Lifeguard, Covered Pavilion

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