• Facilities

    Restrooms · Showers · Picnic Tables

  • Lifeguarded


  • Good For

    Kids · Snorkeling · Sunrise · Swimming

Lydgate Beach Park is located on the East side of Kauai adjacent to the Wailua River. With its golden sands and tranquil waters, Lydgate Beach is a favorite spot for families and beach-goers of all ages. The beach is protected by a two rock enclosed ponds, creating a safe and calm swimming area ideal for children and novice swimmers. Explore the adjacent Lydgate State Park, which features lush greenery, picnic areas, and playgrounds, making it perfect for a day of family fun. The park also boasts well-maintained facilities, including restrooms and showers for visitors’ convenience.

Moreover, the beach area is regularly patrolled by lifeguards, ensuring the safety of swimmers and beach enthusiasts. Snorkelers can discover vibrant marine life in the protected rock pools, while sunbathers can relax under the warm Hawaiian sun. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Lydgate Beach offers something for everyone against the backdrop of Kauai’s stunning coastline. Lydgate State Park is a great family beach for swimming, picnicking, and snorkeling in two protected lagoons. Lifeguards, full facilities, picnic areas, Kamalani Playground, and the 2.5-mile paved coastal path make this a great choice for the whole family.

Beach Safety

  • Choose beaches with a lifeguard.
  • Before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
  • Avoid swimming during high surf.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended.
  • Never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out.
  • Listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report