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Beautiful beach

Not lifeguarded but definitely worth a visit. We did a shelter dog field trip with the humane... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rachel C
Rome, Georgia, United States
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Great beach

This beach was close to the cruise terminal and there was a free trolley to get there. This was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gulfport, Mississippi
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“paddle boarding”(59 reviews)
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Shoreline Access, Off Highway 56, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not lifeguarded but definitely worth a visit. We did a shelter dog field trip with the humane Society and were able to bring the dog to this beach. The view around is stunning.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach was close to the cruise terminal and there was a free trolley to get there. This was perfect for our half day at port. It was close to restaurants and shops too

Thank chocs32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice small beach in front of Marriott hotel. Pretty view but water wasn’t clear on our trip. SUP and kayak rentals. Restaurants nearby

Thank DeNaya G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kalapaki Beach is on the south west shore of Kauai in Lihue. There is parking in back of Duke’s restaurant/grill, but it gets crowded quickly. The Marriott abuts the beach and there is a large, grassy area that appears to be hotel grounds just before...More

Thank Warren F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sandy, gradual bottom. Easy access in and out of water. Board rentals, volley ball court and beachside barefoot bar with great food.

Thank scentsbyc0ri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach has nice sand. You can rent paddle boards and surf boards from the shop. There are three restaurants at the beach and a few shops.

Thank ghappliancerepair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second beach I'd ever been to. So was a little nervous about waves. That being said, this was a gentle beach and great for getting used to swimming in the ocean. It is located in a cove, so the waves were never...More

Thank emilyramsey91
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite last beach to hit right before leaving the island. This last visit, I was surprised to see more debris than usual. But that was likely caused by recent flooding. Normally a lovely place to spend time.

Thank GR260
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We only spent a few hours here but we wish we could've stayed longer! Compared to the other beaches we went to, this seems like the best place to paddle board/learn how to surf as the water is mostly calm and the waves are pretty...More

Thank Hayley L
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed two great walks along this beach and a sunrise. Easy swimming but waves further out for water activities. Nice sheltered bay and lots of sand and grassy areas for relaxing.

Thank Mark P
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7 August 2018|
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Response from ladesign29 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its about a 20 minute walk.
17 January 2017|
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Response from Minnie1016 | Reviewed this property |
Easy Walking distance, especially if your fit.
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25 February 2015|
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Response from Nancy J | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have to rent chairs or umbrellas since we were staying at the Marriott, however, I just googled Kauai Beach Boys and here's what it says: Classic Hawaii beach boy style, Kauai Beach Boys is Kalapaki's fun... More