If you’re in search of the quieter, classic feeling of old Hawaii then the West Side is where you need to go! Check out Hanapepe Town and Waimea Town for a vision of old-school Kauai and some fun shopping.
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If you’re looking for the best hiking in Kauai then you’ll be pleased to know that Waimea State Park and Kokee State Park, which you can access from Waimea Town, are home to some of the most incredible hikes and viewpoints on the island! Check out Waimea Canyon’s vast views and discover why it’s called The Grand Canyon of the Pacific! And if you’re hoping for a great beach day stop at the grocery store, pack your coolers with snacks and lots of water, and head to the glorious Polihale State Park where you can set up and spend the day here!
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Matt Ginella’s Kauaʻi Experience￼
Journeys with Matt Ginella: Kauai captures the beauty, culture, and majesty of the Garden Island. Listen to the experience and read about his journey on The Firepit Collective.
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.