Our Favorite South Shore Beaches
Though many adventures are helping you to “Go Beyond The Beach” and into the water, we certainly appreciate a few mellow days to just take in the sights and sun of Kauai! If you find yourself in need of beach going equipment not to worry our Beach Activities Desks at Sheraton Kauai Resort and Grand Hyatt Resort in Poipu offer full selection of beach equipment for rent including:
- Snorkeling Gear
- Beach chairs & Umbrellas
- Beach Coolers
- Body Boards
- Water toys
- Float tubes & life vests
- Sun screen
- Sun Hats
- And Much Much More!
Please call our Reservations Line at 808.742.5280 and our team can help get these reserved for you to pick-up!
Beaches and the waters that reach them can sometimes have underlying and dangerous rip currents. So though some of these beaches are great to relax on we ONLY recommend swimming and snorkeling at LifeGuarded Beaches.
Before heading out to those beaches, please check the Kauai Beach Report link for each beach.
Great for the whole family, enjoy playing in the mellow waves, try your hand at surfing with our sister company Hawaiian Style Surfing, or just relax in a shady cabana where the weather is perfect in sunny Poipu.
When you get hungry there’s options for delicious food and drinks right on the beach. You cannot go wrong here! (Ask your reservations specialist about discounted cabanas and beach rentals at this beach!)
Some of the most dramatic coastline scenery in all of Kauai can be seen on the latter end of the Heritage trail.
At multiple stops along this easy hike, you will be rewarded with gorgeous beach views and strong wind to cool you down.
This adventurous beach will always be a local favorite! Get your tan on laying in the sand or. stay cool hammocking in the shady palm trees.
Watch seasoned local’s cliff jump off the famous point or surf the big waves that are usually pounding the shore. Make sure to hike up to do some
whale watching in the winter months
This is the most popular beach on the South Shore for good reason! It’s a series of golden sand crescents strung together where beach-goers will find snorkeling, swimming, a natural wading pool, boogie-boarding and surfing.
Rent some snorkel gear from us and head to the the reef directly out from the Marriott Waiohai Resort for some deeper water and plethora of tropical fish
Our Team’s Rated South Shore Restaurants:
Best Overall – Merriman’s Fish House
Best View – Beach House Restaurant
Most Unique Atmosphere – Tide Pools
Best Vibe & Happy Hour – Kalapaki Joe’s
Best Family Style – Pietro’s
Best Food Truck – Big Monster Sushi
Best Thai – Craving Thai Food Truck
Best Fast Food – Bubba’s Burger
Best Local Hawaiian & Fresh Fish – Koloa Fish Market
Special Date Worthy – Eating House 1849
Best Sushi – The Dolphin
Best Fine Dining Atmosphere – Keoki’s Paradise
Best Italian – La Spetsia
Best Wine, Tapas & Charcuterie – The Tasting Room
Best Health Food w/Vegan Options – Leahi
Best Coffee/Breakfast – Little Fish
Best of the Best – Kauai Juice Co.
Best Brewery – Kauai Island Brewery & Grill
Our Suggestions for Shore Shore FREE Things to do:
We cannot stress enough the importance of enjoying our island in the safest way possible. Therefore, these recommendations are simply that. Recommendations of places for you to visit at your own risk and assume all liability and responsibility for your safety and those in your group. Please follow ALL local guidelines and posted signs for safety.
- Heritage Trail Hike
- Sunset at Kukui’ula Small Boat Harbor
- Sunset at The Beach House Restaurant
- Whale Watching at Shipwrecks Beach (Whale Season)
- Visit Poipu Beach after Sunset to see the Green Sea Turtles coming to sleep on the warm sand. ***It is against the law to touch these protected creatures! DO NOT TOUCH or disturb them in any way***