Only 3% of Kauai is inhabited while the rest is conserved and kept in its natural form to maintain the beauty and essence of the Hawaiian culture and tradition. You will find several miles of shores that are either private or open to the public. Kauai beach destinations are very exciting to look for since the environment can change depending on the preference and level of visitors. Here are some of the best.
The Favorite Choices
Kalapaki Beach on Rice Road, Lihue, East Kauai is considered as the best beach in all of the island’s east coastal region. Residential spots on the area are among the most expensive in the county. The beach resembles a half moon of golden sand that leads to the Kauai Marriot Resort & Beach Club.
Kalapaki Beach is 50 yards wide and almost half a kilometre long. This place is ideal for swimmers, surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, surfing for beginners and windsurfing and also has a jetty for protection. The Haupu Ridge rises at 2,200 feet nearby protecting Nawiliwili Bay.
The beach opens out to the Harbor and Hoary Head Mountains. Other enjoyable activities are catamaran cruises, shopping at nearby Anchor Cove, sailboating, kayaking, beach volleyball and picnicking. Kauai Lagoons championship golf course is also a short walk away.
Poipu Beach Bark on Poipu Road, Poipu, South Kauai is the major beach on the south shore the island and is actually a combination of two beaches divided by a sandbar or tombolo. The left side has a lava-rock jetty that protects that sandy-bottomed pool where most families bring their kids. The right side has an open bay for swimmers, surfers and snorkelers.