Lydgate State Park
Lydgate State Park
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Situated near the mouth of the Wailua River in the east, the two protected bays are a favorite for snorkelers and windsurfers.
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Pavan V
San Jose, CA7 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a good place for everyone to visit, not that much crowded as other touristy places. Good parking area and a swim area. I wish I discovered this much earlier in my trip, I would have avoided the other crowded beaches, where parking was a problem.
Written 4 January 2024
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hockeyaw19
Marlborough, MA449 contributions
May 2023
We stopped in here right after landing as it is close to the airport and we wanted a dose of vitamin SEA before starting our day.

It's a nice enough beach with ample parking, restrooms and picnic areas.

The beach is OK - there's a LOT of drift wood that are more like drift trees, trunks and branches and the waves run wild on the shore.

I think they also had some fields and a disc golf course which we didn't use.
Written 27 May 2023
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Terri
Lethbridge, Canada4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely park with a protected area for swimming. There were many picnic tables and sheltered spots for gatherings. It also had plenty of washrooms and change areas. We especially liked the Hauola City of Refuge site at the very eastern most point of the park. It's a quick walk with signs to explain what it is you're looking at and a bit of a history lesson.
Written 10 April 2023
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Katie Jolma
Salt Lake City, UT5 contributions
Mar 2023
Very nice beach with protected cove. Snorkeling was amazing, saw lots of beautiful, colorful fish. Fun, accessible playground nearby.
Written 1 April 2023
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Nancy R
8 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Lovely beach. Not too crowded. Has facilities. The surf was easy to swim in which was rare on our trip. There was a lot of driftwood on the beach.
Written 18 March 2023
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Kira L
4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Not currently a good place to snorkel. The Disc golf course was hard to follow. We couldn’t find all the baskets. The last picture is of one of the boulder pools.
Written 7 March 2023
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Anna G
113 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Quiet beach (at least on a Saturday in February). Beautiful sand and nice water with adjacent walking path. Overall enjoyable experience.
Written 27 February 2023
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Julie C
Mercer Island, Washington, United States29 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
My husband and I were staying in Poipu but drove to the beach because we wanted safe swimming and snorkeling on a January morning. We had our own snorkel gear. This was a great place. I saw tons of fish along the rocks that serve as a barrier against the waves. There was a restroom and a shower to wash sand off of feet. There was plenty of parking in the parking lot when we were there.
Written 2 February 2023
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Bradley P
20 contributions
Dec 2022
Lydgate is a great beach to for snorkling, body surfing and just handing out. There is plenty of parking, bathrooms, lifeguard, large and small gathering spaces. You can sit in the grass or in the soft sand.
There are two small protected pools so littles ones can enjoy the water without waves and plenty of fish for beginning snorkelers. The un-protected side is available for surfers. We did some boogie boarding, but the surf further out was rough.
If thirsty or hungry, the Hilton Tiki Bar is a couple minute walk.
Written 23 December 2022
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jhop82
Keizer, OR48 contributions
Nov 2022
We enjoyed the sunrise. Staying in Koloa we decided to start our day early at Lydgate. Made it for the sunrise and it was beautiful!! The view from this point of the island for sunrise is a little different from Poipu/Koloa area. Wonderful beach to start the day with the Hawaiian sunrise.
Written 21 November 2022
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