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Kalapaki Beach, Lihue

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#7 of 36 in Beaches in Kauai
Beach · Nature / Park
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Surf, paddleboard, or take in the sun as you explore Kalapaki Beach. Lie under swaying palm trees and relax to Hawaiian music from nearby beach restaurants, or take a dip in the clear, blue water. Rent a surfboard, paddleboard, or kayak, and take a class ranging from beginner to advanced for another way to enjoy the waves. Play at the volleyball courts, or relax in the cabanas as you spend the day taking in the scenery. The beach also has an assortment of restaurants and a wide range of accommodation options nearby. Using our custom trip planner, Lihue attractions like Kalapaki Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As the cruise ship docked early in the morning, I had the chance to go out and about. I wa surprised because after so many visits on this port, only now i managed to go out to the nearby KAlapaki... 
    As the cruise ship docked early in the morning, I had the chance to go out and about. I wa surprised because after so many visits on this port, only now i managed to go out to the nearby KAlapaki...  more »
  • While exploring Kauai during our cruise stop, we spent time at Kalapaki Beach not one, but twice! Nice sandy area, near shops, restaurants and a large hotel. There is an area off to the right where....  more
    While exploring Kauai during our cruise stop, we spent time at Kalapaki Beach not one, but twice! Nice sandy area, near shops, restaurants and a large hotel. There is an area off to the right where....  more »
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  • Love this beach, easy to get to, versatile, surfing, body boarding, swimming, kayaking, not huge waves but not small either. Great place to soak up some waves for a few hours!
  • The small Kalapaki Beach lies in the small arc at the Nawiliwilli Bay. At the western end of the beach is the starting point of the famous Ironman of Hawaii. There, the first discipline, swimming, begins. When strolling on the beach, if the waves allow it, you can watch the surfers.

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