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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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  • We stopped here on our drive up the coast. There is a lagoon that would be perfect for little kids if the conditions were right. As the area recently experienced large storms, the park staff were...  more »
  • Visited a couple mornings to grab some Sunrise photos. Amazing place to watch a sunrise and many good areas to setup to photograph. If you want to photograph scout out a day or so before to get a...  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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