Lifeguard stations are available on several beaches on Kaua'i.  We recommend swimming and exploring at the beaches and shores patrolled by these friendly and knowledgeable lifeguards.   Check with a lifeguard before entering the water. 


Lifeguarded Beaches 

**Many of Kaua’i’s beaches are NOT lifeguarded. Please use caution. We do not recommend swimming at beaches with no lifeguard on duty.

Kekaha   -    Salt Pond    -    Po’ipu Beach Park Lydgate   -    Kealia    -    Anahola    -    Ke’e Hanalei Bay    -    Ha’ena Beach Park


‘Ohana (Family) Friendly Beaches

Family beaches have protected, safe swimming areas, facilities, and plenty of room to set up for a fun day at the beach.

Hanalei Bay    -    Anini    -    Lydgate Po’ipu Beach Park    -    Salt Pond

Swimming & Snorkeling

Good snorkeling varies by season and ocean swells. Typically, the north shore is better in the summer and south shore in the winter.

Ke’e Beach    -    Po’ipu Beach Park Salt Pond    -    Anini    -    Tunnels


Most Dangerous Beaches

While all beaches can be dangerous in certain conditions, these claim more lives than any others. Be wary of ven- turing to these beaches in the winter months with high surf. Summers are the safest time to explore.

Lumahai    -    Secrets    -    Larsens Hanakapi’ai    -    Polihale    -    Queen’s Bath


*Reservations are now required for all vehicles, walk-in entry, and shuttle riders visiting Ha'ena State Park, including Ke'e Beach and hikers accessing the Kalalau Trail.  Plan accordingly as reservations are only sold in advance.  www.gohaena.com