Poipu Beach is located on the south of Kauai shore. The beach is over 100 foot long and about 3 mile wide. Dr. Stephen Leatherman votes it as a top beach in 2001. After Dr. Leatherman voted it as the best beach, it started to become very popular. The U.S. Travel Channel also ranks Poipu Beach Park as one of the best beaches in the United States. Besides, it is also one of the best beaches in the world. Poipu Beach is a popular beach suitable for beginner snorkelers. Although it is a popular beach, it is often not crowded with people. It offers accommodation for almost all kinds of recreational activities.
Poipu Beach is a family friendly beach suitable for kids. Nearby the beach, there are many hotels and condominium resorts. Sheraton Poipu Beach Hotel is in front of the Kauai shore. The sea gets a lot of waves throughout the year. There is a protected reef nearby to the small coves. Parents can let their children play in the sheltered pool near the black lava rock. Poipu Beach can be divided into the eastern section and western section. The eastern section of the beach is called Baby Beach. It is called Baby Beach because it is a safe beach for kids. The Baby Beach is protected from large waves and currents. Besides, a jetty sheltered the beach. The western side of Poipu Beach is more dangerous because the waves consistent crash against the reef.
The Nukomoi Point separates the two sections of the beach. The Nukomoi Point also called a tombolo is a narrow sand bar that separates the two lands. The Hawaiian monk seal frequently visits the tombolo. In the afternoon, you can watch the monk seal napping there. You can carry out various kinds of recreational activities at the beach including body boarding, surfing and etc. It is a great site for watching sunset and having picnic. The beach is well equipped with facilities for visitors. You can rent the water activities equipments at the rental center on the Poipu Beach.
There is a large grassy area near the beach. You can play Frisbee with your friends or pets at the field. There are picnic tables and barbeque grills for picnic goers. Besides, you will find a children playground that offers fantastic entertainment for your children. The Kauai restaurant called Brenneke’s Beach Broiler can be found nearby.