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Po'ipu Beach County Park

Poipu, Hawaii
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  • Po'ipu Beach County ParkPro 2014
    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jul 02, 2014

    Poipu Beach is one of the best beaches I have ever visited. The county park marks one end of the beach, and there are plenty of places to surf, snorkel, or just play in the waves.

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  • Po'ipu Beach County ParkPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    4 Jan 20, 2014

    Hands down, the biggest resort-backed beach on the South Shore of the island. While it's true that you'll get less rain and more sunshine here during winter, at times the waves are too high to swim (though you can still bodysurf), do don't come expecting a tame ocean beach year-round.

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  • Po'ipu Beach County Park
    Dan and Marlese Roton
    5 Oct 03, 2013

    Just a short stroll from our condo, and in 2001 was rated as the best beach in America, this beach has everything for the family. There's a lifeguard station, swimming and snorkeling areas, and for experienced surfers, there is a surf break over a reef. There are also plenty of feral chickens wandering around. They can be entertaining to watch, and some of the roosters have beautiful coloring.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Po'ipu Beach County Park
    Debi J
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    RATED #1 BY DR BEACH, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT POIPU BEACH PARK.

    WALK WEST ON YOUR GREENBELT PATH AND IT DROPS INTO BRENNEKES BEACH WHICH HAS BEEN KNOWN AS THE ISLANDS BEST FOR BODY BOARDING.

    POIPU BEACH PARK, ADJACENT, HAS PLAY EQUIPTMENT AT BABY BEACH, SHADED PICNIC TABLES AND GENEROUS GRASS AREAS.

    SNORKELING PAST THE SAND BAR IS EXCELLENT, AND THERE IS GREAT SWIMMING JUST BEYOND. RENT YOUR EQUIPMENT FOR EVERYTHING RIGHT THERE AT NUKUMOI SURF SHOP!

    ENJOY SHAVE ICE AT THE SNACK SHOP, OR LUNCH AT BRENNEKE'S BEACH BROILER AND WALK HOME AND BBQ POOLSIDE...

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Po'ipu Beach County Park
    Traci
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    4 Sep 13, 2013

    Great beach on the south side of Kauai. There is one smaller beach (where lots of kids can play in a more contained beach area) right next to a larger beach area. There are also some picnic tables, and Brennecke's Beach Broiler where you can get some food from the deli and enjoy a beach picnic.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Po'ipu Beach County Park
    Mike G
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    Such a great beach on Kauai! It has a really cool mellow vibe. It's not over developed. There's a surf shop and restaurant across the street. There are several areas to the beach depending on what you want to do. There's a very shallow protected area for smaller children. The park also has a nice grassy area with picnic benches.

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  • Po'ipu Beach County ParkPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    3 Sep 13, 2013

    A nice beach for hanging out and swimming. Good for kids, with a reef offshore creating a nice protected swimming area. Not as scenic as the north shore beaches (what is) but a good swimming spot on the south shore.

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  • Po'ipu Beach County Park
    memefe
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    Great beach for kids getting used to the ocean- as rock formations keep the waves calm. Also known as frequent spot for seal spotting. We were staying at the Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club which is a short walk away. We didn't try but heard good things about the deli across the street - Brennecke's. Bathrooms and playground on site too.

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  • Po'ipu Beach County Park
    Jon S
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    5 Aug 31, 2013

    Best Beach for kids and families! Lifeguards, monk seals, snorkeling, sea turtles etc. Just a 5 min walk to the beach park! You will love it!

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  • Po'ipu Beach County ParkPro 2014
    Nomadic by Nature
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    3 Mar 18, 2013

    A protected little bay area for picnics, and swimming. Some decent snorkeling right off shore. Not much coral, but definitely some tropical fish to follow around.

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  • Po'ipu Beach County Park
    Jim & Teresa P
    5 May 13, 2014

    Great for snorkeling and only 1 mile from the condo!

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    5 Jul 12, 2013
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    5 Jun 07, 2013
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    5 May 31, 2013
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    Valerie Paradis
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    5 Sep 08, 2012

    Amazing turtles!Black sand and sunsets!

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    3 Jul 05, 2012
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    4 Nov 05, 2011
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    4 Jan 21, 2011
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    3 Jul 14, 2011
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    5 Nov 07, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
21 member's reviews
223 people visited Po'ipu Beach County Park

Description

The reef surrounding Po'ipu protects it from the surf, making it a good spot for snorkeling or for kids. Good surfing outside when the conditions are right.

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