The East Side of Kauai, also known as the Royal Coconut Coast for the long expanse of palm trees along the Eastern coastline, is popular among visitors and locals alike.
Discover the East Side
On the East Side, there is the beautiful Wailua River where you can take fun kayaking and boat tours. If you are looking for great sightseeing, drive up into Wailua and you will find the impressive Opaekaa Waterfall. Kapaa town features an awesome array of shops and restaurants to visit and along the oceanside is the very beautiful Kealia Bikepath. With beautiful sights, awesome food, and shopping the East Side is a great place to spend your time on Kauai!
East Side Businesses
Places to visit on Kauai
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East Side, Kauai Lydgate BeachA great beach to swim, snorkel, and relax with the entire family. Perfect for beginners snorkelers and kids. Discover Lydgate Beach Lifeguarded Beach Lydgate Beach Park is located on Kaua’is East Side, next to the Wailua River. A beach...
North Shore, Kauai Hanalei BayA popular beach with absolutely breathtaking views. A beach that offers a variety of activites everyone will be able to enjoy. Make your way to Hanalei Bay for the perfect beach day.Discover Hanalei Bay Lifeguarded Beach One of Kauai’s...
South Side, Kauai Baby BeachThe perfect beach for small children and families on Kaua'i. Enjoy the shallow waters and breathtaking sunsets from this quaint spot. Discover Baby Beach Not A Lifeguarded Beach The perfect beach for small children and families! Baby Beach...
North Shore, Kauai Ke'e BeachA beautiful beach at the very end of the road! Surrounded by Kaua'i mountains, Ke'e Beach is a must on your next trip. Discover Ke'e Beach Lifeguarded beach Ke’e Beach, the beach at the end of the road, is surrounded by beauty. From...
East Side, Kauai Kalapaki BeachA family-friendly beach on Kauai! It's the perfect beach for swimming, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the beauty of Kauai!Discover Kalapaki Beach Caution: Not A Lifeguarded Beach Kalapaki Beach is a beach loved by both visitors...
A favorite place for both visitors and locals, this beach is a true gem to the island of Kauai. If you’re searching for a pristine jungled mountain that fronts a sandy beach and idyllic waters, radiating deep blues and turquoise hues, then Tunnels Beach is the place for you.
The most popular beach on the south side of Kauai, Poipu Beach has a natural wading pool for kids, swimming, snorkeling, and a picnic on the beach! This beach is lifeguarded and there is a very shallow pool that is perfect for young children and those who are not strong swimmers.
Shipwrecks Beach is a great beach for hanging out in the sun or picnicking in the shade! A lovely stretch of white sand to bask in the sun’s rays and beautiful cliffs serve as a great backdrop. A lovely hike along the cliffs features an incredible, untouched coastline.
Anini Beach is popular for those who wish to enjoy the warm, shallow waters and easily accessible snorkeling! The water here is great for those looking to wade in the crystal clear ocean or snorkel along the shoreline.