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Lawa'i Beach

Lawai Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
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Lawai Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
Ways to Experience Lawa'i Beach
SeaFun Snorkel
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from US$88.54
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from US$525.00
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"the beach house restaurant"
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"small beach"
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"great snorkeling"
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"snorkel spot"
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"fish"
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"sandy area"
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"kuhio shores"
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"during high tide"
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"shave ice stand"
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"public parking lot"
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"monk seal"
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"clean bathroom"
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"snorkeling beaches"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice Inlet area mostly for tanning or snorkeling. Several were either snorkeling or surfing (when waves were up). Seemed like you could not predict the waves either. The bottom is very rough so if you decide to swim from shore you better wear water shoes....More

Thank JIMMY H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to hit this snorkle site at least once every trip to Kauai. Has a small split of sand to lounge. Sandy rocky area to enter. This past trip we saw turtles, wrasse cleaning trumpet and other fish, two types of eels, coral, frog...More

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This was our first time snorkeling and we greatly enjoyed it! We were able to park across the street from the beach. It's a very rocky entry into the water, so my suggestion is to sit down in very shallow water, put on your fins,...More

1  Thank Ann T
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Getting in and out of the water can b e a challenge and you should arrive early because the beach and the parking and get crowded.

Thank Blaine A
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We came to Kauai to snorkel. Unfortunately some of the best snorkeling spots were inaccessible or contaminated due to the April 2018 flooding. But we found Lawai Beach (aka Beach House Beach) to be the BEST snorkeling spot for us. So many beautiful fish, particularly...More

1  Thank Sylvia V
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Found this gem of an area today- snorkelled amongst am y different fish and was pleasantly surprised by a passing turtle! Washrooms near by and a small snack bar. Public parking lot, as well as street spaces. The beach house restaurant is next door as...More

1  Thank BluesharkGatineau
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Had to go back here even though we were staying right at Poipu beach. Enjoy that it gets deep pretty quickly. Getting in and out isn't as easy as other places. Seems like this is a place that possibly the cruise ships bring their snorkelers...More

4  Thank batmik
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We love snorkeling here! Sunsets are great here as well - we have seen a huge selection of fish over the years - turtles, rays, tangs, parrot fish and even a small shark. It is a bit tricky to get in and out. There is...More

Thank Anne32825
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

One of the best snorkeling beaches in Kauai. Also nice for just parking in the sun. Convenient food truck for lunch. Or the Beach House restaurant if you want to splurge.

Thank maryaileen2016
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Lanai Beach is probably the best place to snorkel on the south shore, especially if you are on the hunt for turtles. However, it is not a great beach for those looking to sit on the sand -it is a very rocky area with little...More

Thank Jenz99
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BluesharkGatineau
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Response from tripper1010 | Reviewed this property |
Snorkeling at Lawai Beach is free, open to the public, directly accessible from the street. Besides snorkeling, many people bring wine/snacks to enjoy the sunset on the small terraced lawn space bordering the cove. Enjoy!
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