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Poipu Beach
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Poipu Beach featuring a 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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Top Hotels Close to Poipu Beach

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $579 per night from May 13 to May 13
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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (996 reviews)
"Our room was lovely, and we could hear the waves each night while we slept. The grounds were amazing, in typical Hyatt fashion. Our room had just a few maintenance needs, but nothing that ended up affecting our comfort."

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
4.5 out of 5
2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
The price is $492 per night from May 16 to May 16
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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (927 reviews)
"The service was friendly and helpful from start to finish. Complimentary bottled water and coffee pods outside our door every day was a great touch. Our oceanfront room felt so close to the beach it was like sleeping with a sound soother at night. Although we would love to see more vegan options ..."

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
2641 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI
The price is $599 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
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 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)
"Beautiful property with an amazing pool. The units are large and very clean. Great family vacation!"

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Poipu Beach

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
The price is $579 per night from May 13 to May 13
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
4.5 out of 5
2251 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
The price is $492 per night from May 16 to May 16
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
2641 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI
The price is $599 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Sheraton Kauai Resort
4 out of 5
2440 Hoonani Rd, Koloa, HI
The price is $379 per night from May 13 to May 13
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas
Sheraton Kauai Resort Villas
4 out of 5
2440 Hoonani Road, Koloa, HI
The price is $287 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
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Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
3.5 out of 5
2249 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI
The price is $351 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
Only Vacation Beachfront Home on Poipu Beach.. Swimming Pool and Hot Tub!
Only Vacation Beachfront Home on Poipu Beach.. Swimming Pool and Hot Tub!
Koloa, HI
Only Vacation Beachfront Home on Poipu Beach.. Swimming Pool and Hot Tub!
Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger
Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger
3 out of 5
2253 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI
Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger
The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts
The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
1613 Pe'e Rd, Koloa, HI
The price is $193 per night from May 16 to May 16
The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.