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Poipu Beach

Visit one of the world’s best beaches, with coves of white sand and clear water decorating the Sunny South Side.

Poipu Beach consists of three scenic stretches of white sand on the southern coast of the beautiful island of Kauai. The site also has a tree-lined park with paths and idyllic picnic spots offering outstanding views of the water. Enjoy the serene and picturesque setting as you wander along the three curved crescents of white sand.

Read a book or simply relax in the shade of a swaying palm tree. Sunbathe on the warm, white sand to work on your tan under the year-round sun. The beach is particularly busy on weekends, as it is among Hawaii’s most popular sandy havens. Snap photos of the scenic backdrop of forests and rocky outcrops.

Go for a swim in the calm water to cool down, while fish dart around your feet. The middle sections of the crescents are the best for families due to the calmer water. Play ball games with your kids in the natural ocean wading pool. Lifeguards patrol the sandy area of Poipu Beach Park. Spend the afternoon here and use the showers, restrooms and picnic tables.

Snorkeling gear is available for rent at the many resorts in the Poipu area. Search with your family for the exotic fish swimming around in the ocean. Bring a board and head to a rocky outcrop for surfing, body boarding and other watersports. Experienced surfers should head to the surf break over the reef.

Enjoy lunch or dinner at a bar or restaurant at the back of the beach. Stay at one of the resorts and hotels here.

Poipu Beach is part of its namesake commune on the southern coast of Kauai. It is just east of the Nu Kumoi Point and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. See the nearby sights, such as Poipu Fine Arts, Kiahuna Beach and Mano Okalanipo Park.


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Sheraton Kauai Resort
Sheraton Kauai Resort

Sheraton Kauai Resort

2440 Hoonani Rd, Koloa, HI
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Poipu, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Kiahuna Beach and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Poipu Beach. Moir Gardens and Poipu Shopping Village are also within 15 minutes.

    Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection CA $461
    Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection

    Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection

    2641 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Koloa resort is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Shops at Kukuiula and Poipu Shopping Village. Baby Beach and Lawai Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa CA $576
      Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

      Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

      1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Poipu resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Poipu Bay Golf Course and Poipu Beach. Shipwreck Beach and Makawehi Lithified Cliffs are also within 15 minutes.

        Koa Kea Hotel & Resort CA $582
        Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

        Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

        2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Poipu resort is within a 15-minute walk of Moir Gardens and Poipu Beach. Brennecke Beach and Poipu Shopping Village are also within 15 minutes.

          The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts CA $194
          The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts

          The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts

          1613 Pe'e Rd, Koloa, HI
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Poipu, this beach condominium resort is within a 15-minute walk of Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach. Poipu Kai Tennis Center and Shipwreck Beach are also within 15 minutes.

            Castle Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows
            Castle Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows

            Castle Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows

            2253B Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Poipu, this beachfront condo is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Poipu Shopping Village and Poipu Beach. Kiahuna Golf Course and Moir Gardens are also within 10 minutes.

              Lei Halia - Newly Built 2BR Home Steps Away From Poipu Beach With A/c!
              Lei Halia - Newly Built 2BR Home Steps Away From Poipu Beach With A/c!

              Lei Halia - Newly Built 2BR Home Steps Away From Poipu Beach With A/c!

              2228 Pane Road, Koloa, HI
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Poipu, this holiday home is steps away from Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach. Poipu Kai Tennis Center and Moir Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

                Castle Poipu Shores , a Condominium Resort
                Castle Poipu Shores , a Condominium Resort

                Castle Poipu Shores , a Condominium Resort

                1775 Pee Rd, Koloa, HI
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Poipu, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach. Poipu Kai Tennis Center and Shipwreck Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).