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Poipu Beach Kauai

Poipu Beach Kauai

Consistently ranked as one of the best beaches in America, Poipu Beach is a favorite destination for sun worshipers, families and couples seeking the perfect beach, perfect weather and perfect sunsets.

Located on Kauai’s southern sunny shore at the resort town of Poipu, the beach has something for everyone. Families and snorkelers will appreciate the usually calm waters, while surfers will appreciate the breaks farther offshore. A sandy peninsula that leads to a lava rock outcropping (Nukumoi Point) is fun to explore. The waves can often be a little weak for bodyboarding, but the beach accommodates most every form of water activity (and inactivity if you’re just looking to relax).

In close proximity to Poipu Beach are some of the island’s best resorts and restaurants (including the popular Brennecke’s Beach Broiler across the street). Nearby are the Shops at Kukuiula with a number of dining choices and retail stores.

Hawaiian Monk Seals can often be seen at the beach, and volunteers will usually rope off the area so that visitors do not get too close.

In addition to the sun and sand, Poipu Beach has lifeguards, restroom facilities, showers, picnic tables and pavilions. Across the street is ample parking.

The beach is perhaps the most visited on the island of Kauai, but there’s always a place in the sun for everyone, including the seals. It is the perfect resort beach that has it all.

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Poipu Beach Photos

Above: Hawaiian Monk Seals at Poipu Beach.



Above: At low tide a sandy peninsula leads out to a rocky outcropping. Be careful as rogue waves could knock you into the rocks.

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