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Poipu Beach



Poipu Beach
Activities
Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paddle Boarding, Picnics, Sunbathing, Surfing, Body Boarding, Beach Strolls, Beach Weddings
Poipu Beach
Facilities
Public Restrooms, Public Parking, Public Showers (Cold), Lifeguard, Paved Road, Drinking Water, Playground, Covered Pavilion




Poipu Beach - Kauai

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. Water is shallow here and hard to swim in some areas. Surfing can be seen off the western break, and is close enough to watch from the shore.

This is certainly the south shore's busiest beach. With parking, facilities and nearby resorts, this beach is most likely packed any day of the week.

A protruding sand bar with rocks is a neat place to explore. However watch for crashing waves.
This beach consistently receives national and worldwide awards and is know for it's calm waters.

Poipu Beach Video

Map & Directions

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From Lihue
Drive South on the 50 for 7 miles and turn left on Maluhia Road (520) (the Tree Tunnel road). Continue 3.25 miles on Maluhia, and jog over a block to the left on Koloa Road, turning south (left) again on Poipu Road There are signs at this intersection for Poipu Beach. Continue 1.75 miles on Poipu Road, which curves around to the left to follow the coastline. Continue for 1 miles, then make a right on Hoowii Road Hoowii dead ends into Poipu Beach Park. 

From the North Shore
Drive South on the 56 for 35 miles through Kilauea, Kapa'a, and Lihue and turn left on Maluhia Road (520) (the Tree Tunnel road). Continue 3.25 miles on Maluhia, and jog over a block to the left on Koloa Road, turning south (left) again on Poipu Road There are signs at this intersection for Poipu Beach. Continue 1.75 miles on Poipu Road, which curves around to the left to follow the coastline. Continue for 1 mile, then make a right on Hoowii Road Hoowii dead ends into Poipu Beach Park. 

From the South Shore
Drive South on Poipu Road for 2.75 miles to Hoowii Road Hoowii dead ends into Poipu Beach Park.



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Poipu Beach Safety

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The shoreline of this beach is mostly protected from large surf but dangerous conditions can still exist in the water. Beware of strong currents and waves breaking on the reef as well as sharp coral and slippery rocks. 

Poipu Beach Conditions