It may seem completely self-evident that Poipu Beach is my favorite beach on Kauai – I am a Poipu Beach seal after all. Still, biases aside, Poipu Beach is arguably one of the best beaches not only on Kauai but among all beaches worldwide. Even the experts agree! The Travel Channel listed Poipu Beach as #1 among the top 10 beaches nationwide, and its easy to see why
Poipu Beach is located on the south shore of Kauai right in the city that shares its name (map). The beach is shaped in three crescents that create a perfect environment for families. Because of the beach’s shape, the conditions for snorkeling, boogie-boarding, and swimming are ideal. You can sit on the beach and rest assured that your little ones are safe, playing on the sandbar protected from strong waves or currents. Trust the monk seal, relaxing, Kauaian-style, has never been so easy.
Poipu Beach also gives you the opportunity to see Kauaian sea life up close. Between December and May, its not uncommon to see humpback whales swimming in the distance offshore. You may also see Honu – Hawaiian green sea turtles – or, even better…the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. We like to sunbathe on the shore, be sure to wave!
If you’re travelling with a family, Poipu Beach is your best option. Especially when you consider the amenities. You’ll find lifeguards, restrooms, and picnic tables all at your disposal. For a list of great restaurants in the area, check out the Travel Channel page on Poipu Beach. We recommend The Beach House
The best part? Poipu Beach is within walking distance of my friends at the Villas at Poipu Kai. You really can’t beat the convenience or the experience. Check it out!