Video:Popular Beaches in Kauaiwith Molly Wheeler
Kauai island of Hawaii is known as the Garden Island, but its beaches are popular tourists destinations as well. Watch this travel video from About.com to learn more about the beaches and attractions in Kauai.See Transcript
Transcript:Popular Beaches in Kauai
Aloha! I’m Molly Wheeler from About.com leading you on a tour of the most popular beaches of Kauai.
Kauai is Known for Gardens and Beaches
Although Kauai is known as the Garden Island, its beaches are stunning as well. Starting on the North Shore, Anini Beach Park is a quiet lagoon with miles of white sandy beaches. It’s the perfect place for beginning snorkelers to hone their skills. There are facilities available but no lifeguards. Also on the North Shore is Hanalei Beach Park. Swimmers should be aware of strong currents especially in winter months.
Just west of Hanalei is Haena Beach and Tunnels Beach. Many people park at Haena Beach Park and walk over to Tunnels, which has limited parking. Great for snorkeling, strolling, and sunbathing, Tunnels and Haena Beach are very popular with surfers as well. The famous backdrop of Mount Makana (Bali Hai) is great for photo opportunities. Maniniholo Dry Cave across the street from the park is another popular Kauai attraction.
Don’t leave the North Shore without a stop at Kee Beach, a great snorkeling beach and also the trailhead for the Napali Coast’s Kalalau Trail.
Child-Friendly Beaches on Kauai
Coming up the East Side, a perfect place to spend the day with children is Lydgate Beach Park. A lava rock wall protects the lagoon from the ocean waves and makes swimming and snorkeling safe even for keiki (children). There are restrooms, lifeguards, and picnic areas. Further south is Kalapaki Beach, a favorite spot for surfers in front of Marriott Kauai’s Beach Club. The waters also offer calm areas for children to swim. On to Poipu, perhaps the best known area of Kauai. Lifeguards, wading areas for children, and picnic facilities make this a great family beach area. It’s also a beach favored by the Hawaiian monk seal.
Next to Poipu Beach is Brennecke Beach, a favorite spot for boogie boarding. While beaches on Kauai have their similarities, they also have their differences. Tour the entire island and find your own spot of Kauai beach paradise. Aloha and Mahalo from Molly Wheeler and About.com