Poipu Beach South Kauai

One of America's Best Beaches

Kauai is renowned for its beautiful beaches, and Poipu is no exception. In fact, the Travel Channel named it one of "America's Best Beaches." Plus, many Hawaiian visitors consistently list Poipu as their favorite Hawaiian beach. Poipu offers beachgoers spectacular scenery and a series of golden crescents of sand; 'going to the beach' at Poipu actually means going to two beaches. You'll find a narrow sand spit (called a tombola) extending from shore out towards an island; thereby creating two separate beaches. As an added bonus, the tombola is a favorite hangout of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, as they can often be seen lounging and napping here. Poipu is one of the most popular beaches in south Kauai- with both human visitors and marine residents!
If you're looking for fun things to do at Poipu Beach, you'll be happy to know that it's a great spot for swimming, snorkeling, and boogie boarding. Plus, you can find all sorts of equipment rentals nearby. There is also a large shallow area that's perfect for kids to splash, swim, and play. Of course, it's also an ideal spot to sit back, relax, and watch the palm trees sway- a favorite pastime of many Kauai visitors. 
Towards the eastern side of the beach you'll find Poipu Beach Park, complete with a lifeguard, picnic tables, restrooms, and showers- so you can make your Poipu Beach excursion a full-day affair. 
John Derrick
Published by: John C. Derrick
Editor / Founder

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Poipu Beach Directions

To get to Poipu Beach, take Lawai Road east back toward Poipu for about 2 miles. Lawai Road will merge with Poipu Road. You want to turn right onto Poipu Road continuing to head east. Right beyond the Poipu Shopping Village (which will be on your left), there will be a road named Hoowili Road on your right. This is the road that provides beach access.  

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Latitude: 21.87306943
Longitude: -159.4538901

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