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Poipu Beach Park

Poipu Beach Park

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Poipu Beach Park

Where: South Shore
Activities: Surfing, fishing, snorkeling, bodyboarding
Amenities: Parking, lifeguard (seven days a week), restrooms, showers, picnic tables
 
Popular with visitors and locals alike, this crescent-shaped beach offers crystal-clear waters and occasional Hawaiian monk seal appearances. (If you do spot a monk seal, please be mindful by staying at least 100 feet away and no flash photography as they are currently on the endangered species list.) With lifeguards, picnic facilities, showers and a natural wading pool for young swimmers, it’s also a great destination for a family beach day. There’s a bodyboarding site directly in front of the park for older children and novice adults, a surfing site for experienced surfers and a good reef for snorkeling. From December through April, you can sometimes spot humpback whales in the distance.

Please note: Hawaii's ocean and beach conditions are as unique as the islands themselves. Visit hawaiibeachsafety.com which constantly monitors the surf, wind, and reports from public safety officials that directly affect the conditions for safety of Hawaiian beaches. Use the hazard signs on hawaiibeachsafety.com as well to quickly assess conditions and help you find the appropriate beach for your visit.
 

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