Pretty sandy beach shaded by ironwood trees
and fringed by one of Kaua‘i’s longest reefs, this
beach is a favorite of locals for gathering seaweed
and spearfishing. Swimming can be safe in the
lagoon when calm. Located off K hiō Hwy on
Anahola Beach Park
Grassy park with a beautiful sandy beach with
good swimming conditions most of the time in
the cove on the east side of the bay due to a large
protective reef offshore. Snorkeling is good at the
nearby reef; fishing and beachcombing are also
good. The beach used mostly by locals is good
for boogie board, body board and surf south of
the old pier. The ironwood grove offers shade.
Picnic tables, restrooms and showers are available.
Lifeguard on duty. Located off K hiō Hwy on
(TOP) DONKEY BEACH/NATHAN SEBASTIAN:
Donkey (Kumukumu) Beach
A fantastic long sandy beach in a cove at the base
of a pasture named Donkey Beach because of
the herd of mules that rested on the beach in the
early plantation days. The waves draw in many
surfers but it’s not a good beach for beginners.
The winters yield high surf making swimming
dangerous. Beware of steep entry, dangerous
shorebreaks, strong currents and rocks submerged
in the surf. Snorkeling can be good in a secluded
cove north of the stream and over a small hill. No
facilities or lifeguards. Located north of Kapa‘a ~
1/2 mile north of the 11 mile marker off Hwy 56.
Parking lot is at the top of the path to the beach.
Hike 10 minutes to shoreline and take right for the
beach; turn north and walk past the stream for the
Fujii Beach (Baby Beach)
Protected shallow section in the reef by a long,
natural breakwater makes it a great place to have
some water fun with the kids while you soak
up the sun on the sandy beach. No facilities or
lifeguards. Located off K hiō Hwy behind the
Chevron in Kapa‘a.
A long, exquisite sandy beach with powerful waves
makes it a great spot to watch experienced surfers
and boogie boarders. Swimming can be done on
calm days at the far northern end of the beach,
which is protected by breakwater, but be careful of
strong currents and sharp reefs. Public parking.
Lifeguard on duty but no facilities. Located off
Hwy 56 near mile marker 10 north of Kapa‘a in
Lydgate State Park
A scenic family beach that is very popular since
it offers something for everyone including a park.
There are two large lava pools great for children
and offers safe swimming and snorkeling for
beginners. Rock wall protects swimmers year-round and the ironwood groves provide shade.
Kamalani playground has a wooden volcano;
jungle gym and bright ceramic sea creatures adorn
the playground. Picnic pavilions, grills, showers
and restrooms are available. Lifeguard on duty.
Located off K hiō Hwy on Leho Drive just south
of the Wailua River.
Beautiful long narrow stretch of beach with
shallow bottom offers an array of water activities.
The beach stretches for miles to Lydgate Park
swimming and snorkeling can be good in the
well-protected reef and shallow waters when surf
is calm. Fishing and surfing are also good here.
Check ocean conditions before entering. There are
more secluded beaches further north near Wailua
Golf Coarse. Located at the end of Kaua‘i Beach