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Alternative-Hawaii Beach Guide to North Shore Kauai  

Kauai Beaches:
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South Shore (Part 2)
(See also Lifeguard Safety Tips, Kauai Drive Guide, Kauai Camping)

Call National Weather Service 245-6001 for Weather Forecast & 245-3564 for Marine Forecast.
As lifeguard services may vary, call the County of Kauai at 241-6506 for current coverage.



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©Ann Cecil

POIPU BEACH COUNTY PARK
Located at the junction of Hoowili Road and Poipu Beach Road.

The South Shore's most popular beach park with a sheltered near shore swimming area. Good snorkeling. The Hawaiian Monk Seal often comes ashore.

Restrooms, showers, picnic tables, lifeguards.


©Ann Cecil
WAIOHAI BEACH
Located adjacent to Poipu Beach Park, near the junction of Hoowili Road and Poipu Beach Road.

A narrow sand crescent that lines a small bay. Offers good swimming and excellent snorkeling. High surf brings dangerous near shore conditions.


©Ann Cecil
POIPU BEACH
At the western end of the Sheraton Kauai Resort at the intersection of Hoonani Road and Kapili Road.

A white sand beach 500 yards long in a small bay. Dangerous water conditions occur during periods of high surf.

Accommodation


©Ann Cecil
COWSHEAD
Located at the western end of the Sheraton Kauai Resort at the intersection of Hoonani Road and Kapili Road.

A popular surfing and bodyboarding site - regarded as one of the best breaks on the South Shore.


©Ann Cecil
BEACH HOUSE BEACH
Located on the way to Spouting Horn at Poipu, opposite the Beach House Restaurant.

A small, roadside beach that almost completely disappears at high tide. Major attractions are snorkeling, snuba and surfing.

On to West Side

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