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Lydgate State Park, Wailua

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Swim and snorkel in the calm waters of Lydgate State Park. Aimed mostly atĀ families with small children, the area is quiet and employs lifeguards. Relax in shallow man-made salt pools, sunbathe, or stroll the soft, sandy beach. You'll discover an extensive playground with swings, slides, bridges, and tree houses as well as 4 km (2.5 mi) of coastal trails. You can feed fish, play frisbee, ride bicycles, and fly kites at the site. Restrooms and showers are provided. Plan to visit Lydgate State Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Wailua attractions using our Wailua day trip tool.
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  • While we thoroughly enjoyed Kauai, we stayed on the south end and found that area was not especially pedestrian friendly. Lydgate Park and its beaches were the best place we found to relax, stroll...  more »
  • This is a family friendly beach with a blocked off swimming area that is out of the waves. It also has a nice big play area for kids. Clean restrooms, lots of picnic tables, and lifeguard on duty...  more »
  • Fantastic park. It's got a huge wooden playground as well as a large beach and a huge protected swimming area. You're in the ocean with the protected area, and it's completely safe because of the rocks on all sides! There's also a lifeguard there! Also, with the beach, swimming isn't recommended, because of the rip tide around the protected area. But you can definitely relax there!
  • Great park! Love playing soccer here, and there's a great pavilion for large parties and a nice little beach for the keikis. Don't swim here if you have any cuts, however, or eat anything off the ground - it's right next to the sewage treatment plant and occasionally you'll smell it, and apparently they water the grounds (particularly the soccer field) with untreated water.

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