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Nalu Road, Uninc Kauai County, Hawaii, Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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All reviews rock wall protected area great beach great for kids swim area safe swimming play structure rock barrier family beach walking path calm waters large playground restroom facilities lifeguard station wave action big waves beautiful fish
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We camped in several parks the week we were here and found the sites at Lydgate to be the absolute best. they are situated so that everyone has a piece of beach. It feels private in a public area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very clean park about ¾ full on a Saturday. Plenty of parking, lots of picnic tables and restrooms. Snorkeling area is great for beginners with several schools of fish. The waves were crashing over the rock wall containing the snorkel area the day we were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here using the Shaka Guide tour app to see the Hau’ola (city of refuge) heiaus (historical structures) and were pleased to find a park with so much more. The history was there along with Hawaiian hieroglyphs in the rocks which we enjoyed. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JerriAL1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for everyone!! Has a lifeguard, two pools of ocean water as well as being able to go directly in ocean. It is especially great for families that have little ones! Restrooms, showers and fountains are available as well. Was only 8 minutes from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joyousfam_27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent many afternoons at this park. The main area is a little crowded and they have rocks placed to create safe swimming areas for kids/families. We rode our bikes up the bike path to the amazing bridge play structure and to a more private...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the nicest family areas you will find anywhere. Two semi-cirular ponds with ocean breakwaters (with openings that allow small fish to enter), the one smaller, shallower pond is designated for children. See fish eat frozen peas right out of your hand wjile you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CamanoIslandJQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a beach picnic and was pleasantly surprised to see a disc golf course at the park, as well as a large playground area for kids. We ate on the beach but there were covered pavilions as well. The beach is a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chelsea L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice state park on a long stretch of beach. Breakwater pool for small children on the North end of the park. Large playground. Clean restrooms. A number of small pavilion-type structures with charcoal grills next to the beach on the North end of the park—just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dudditz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this place somewhat randomly, looking for a spot to eat our lunch. But easy paring, wonderful picnic tables to eat, and then a nice beach with life guard.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SeattleDoc2010
Reviewed 18 February 2019

Wasn't impressed with the beach, but there is a lifeguard. Nice playground for the kids. The Bridge playground was really nice for the kids, but it didn't look like it was used very much. Restrooms, pavilions, & showers. Nice walking path.

Date of experience: February 2019
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8 March 2019|
Response from Vacationer798010 |
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1 March 2019|
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Response from Colin A | Reviewed this property |
It is a protected area and I have never seen a sign that says you can't, however it would depend on the number of people in the swimming area. I have been there at times when there are literally too many people in the water... More
Dorothy B
17 November 2015|
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Response from Bonnie V | Reviewed this property |
In the winter probably south shore - the beach next to the beach house restaurant has amazing snorkeling- tons of cool fish