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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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Lodging Near Poipu Beach

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$389
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

Koa Kea Hotel & Resort

2251 Poipu Road, Koloa
4.7
of 5, from 616 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Poipu resort is within a 15-minute walk of Moir Gardens and Poipu Beach. Brennecke Beach and Kiahuna Golf Course are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$459
The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts

The Point at Poipu by Diamond Resorts

1613 Pe'e Rd, Koloa
4.4
of 5, from 282 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Wintertime in Hawaii means humpback whales, and this hotel, set on 22 acres at the southern tip of Kauai, offers front-row views of the magnificent mammal-migration.

Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger

Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger

2253 Poipu Rd, Koloa
4.3
of 5, from 593 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Occupying 35 acres between a scenic beach and an open-air shopping mall on Kauai's south shore, this former plantation manor house recalls gracious 19th-century Hawaii.

$199
Sheraton Kauai Resort

Sheraton Kauai Resort

2440 Hoonani Rd, Koloa
4.0
of 5, from 2,039 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This hotel sits on Poipu Beach, renowned for unspoiled white sand, swaying coco palms, and breathtaking sunsets. Kiahuna Golf Course, Spouting Horn, and the town of Koloa are all within a 10-minute drive.

$299
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection

2641 Poipu Rd, Koloa
4.5
of 5, from 516 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Poipu, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shops at Kukuiula and Poipu Beach. Moir Gardens and Poipu Shopping Village are also within 10 minutes.

2 BR Villa At Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club On Kauai!

2 BR Villa At Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club On Kauai!

2249 Poipu Rd, Koloa
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Poipu, this property is within a 15-minute walk of Moir Gardens and Poipu Beach. Poipu Shopping Village and Brennecke Beach are also within 15 minutes.

February 10 - 17, 2018 ~ Marriotts Waiohai Beach Club ~ Ocean View Unit

February 10 - 17, 2018 ~ Marriotts Waiohai Beach Club ~ Ocean View Unit

2249 Poipu Rd, Koloa
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Poipu, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Moir Gardens and Poipu Beach. Poipu Shopping Village and Brennecke Beach are also within 15 minutes.

Oceanfront View of Poipu, the Closest & Largest House, 100 Feet Away

Oceanfront View of Poipu, the Closest & Largest House, 100 Feet Away

2215 Kuai Road, House #A, Poipu
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Poipu, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach. Moir Gardens and Poipu Shopping Village are also within 1 mi (2 km).