Our Favorite West 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 life guarded Beaches. In addition, before heading out to those beaches, please check the Kauai Beach Report link for each beach.
Fantastic beach for sunsets! Very secluded, so pack your picnic and blankets and plan to make an afternoon of it. Miles and miles of soft sand to enjoy walking up and down the beach.
Can be windy at times, and have big waves, but when conditions are right you won’t find a lot of rocks
or reef so great for ocean swim and usually no crowds.
Awesome beach with wide pocket of white sand. Children and parents can relax without a lot of fuss and plenty to do to make the day fly. Great tide pool and underwater exploration to see many colorful reef fish.
If it’s raining on the North or East, head West! It’s almost always sunny here and you’ll appreciate the breeze from the Tradewinds. Another amazing sunset place to pack your picnic and enjoy.
This is the longest stretch of beach in the entire state! Also a State Park, it’s located at the very end of the road and only accessed down an unpaved road. (Follow all restrictions with those rental cars). This beach offers 17 miles of white sand and sand dunes butting right up against the beginning the gem of the Island, the Napali Coast.
This beach is HOT and not a lot of shade so don’t forget protection and lots of drinking water to stay hydrated. Strong currents and big waves is NOT RECOMMENDED for swimming, but the sunsets are amazing!
Our Team’s Rated West Shore Restaurants:
- Best Cafe – Kalaheo Cafe
- Best Sweets – Aloha Delights
- Best Seafood – Shrimp Station
- Best Shave Ice – Jo Jo’s
- Best Steak/Live Music – Wrangler’s Steakhouse
- Best Grub after a Hike – Kokee Lodge
- Best Sandwich – Midnight Bear Breads
- Most Authentic – Japanese Grandma Cafe
- Best Coffee – Kauai Coffee Plantation
- Best Local Bar – The Saddle Room
- Most Kauai – Chicken in a Barrel
- Best Fish Tacos – Island Taco
- Best Ramen – Kauai Ramen
- Best Mexican – Pacos Tacos
- Best Fresh Fish – Pueo Fish Market
- Best Brewery – Kauai Island Brewery & Grill
Our Suggestions for West Shore FREE Things to do:
We cannot stress enough the importance of enjoying our island in the safest way possible. Therefore, theserecommendations 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.
- Waimea Canyon Hiking (Lots of Trails)
- Visit Kokee Park
- Napali Coast Overlook
- Waimea Canyon Overlook
- Hanapepe Valley Lookout
- Visit the Kauai Coffee Company Plantation
- Beaches, Beaches, Beaches!