Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), No Lifeguard
Nukolii Beach Park - Kauai
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 can be excellent when the water is calm. Fishing is also good in this area with the protection of an offshore reef. Nukolii Beach borders Lydgate Beach Park. Fronting Nukolii is the Wailua Golf Course and Kauai Beach Resort.
The offshore break at this beach is known as Graveyards to surfers.
Map & Directions
Nukolii Beach is reached by following Hwy. 50 south from Wailua and then turning right on the dirt road located just past Mile Marker 4. This road leads right to the beach. One beach access is located near the entrance to the Hilton and another is located between the Wailua Golf Course and the Kauai Beach Resort. You can park in front of the golf course and then walk through the hotel parking lot to reach the southern part of Nukolii Beach.
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The nearby reef does not provide significant protection during times of high surf, however, so always use extreme caution when entering the ocean. Swimming and snorkeling should be done at Nukolii Beach only when the water is very calm as currents and shorebreak waves can create hazardous conditions. When swimming alway stay close to shore, and never go in the water during times of high surf or rough seas.