Coconut palms sway at Kapaa Beach Park located halfway between our North and South Shore Kauai vacation rentals. In the olden days this is where canoes stopped to get their bearings before making a beeline directly across the channel to Oahu. Now you can stop and enjoy many Kauai activities here at the park, along the shoreline and in the eclectic community of Kapaa. This is one of the few Kauai beaches located right in a town center surrounded by restaurants and shops.
Kauai Activities at Kapaa Beach Park
Cool off with Hawaii shave ice next to the park, munch on a vegetarian meal or in a popular diner, enjoy coffee and juice bars when it’s time for a break, stroll downtown with its interesting boutiques, rent a bike to ride on the coastal Kauai Path and maybe take in one of our popular Kauai events at the park. It’s all here including the Kapaa Library and a free swimming pool. This mixed use beach area is one mile long with ironwoods and coconut palms providing shade and scattered oceanfront picnic areas to admire the views.
Kapaa Beach Park – Guide to Kauai Beaches
Both ends of Kapaa Beach Park are somewhat protected as is the center near the jetty. Kauai snorkeling enthusiasts may have luck at the northern end of the beach. The center area is best for parking. You will also find restrooms and showers in the middle of the park and also at its southern end. While not popular for swimming, the views and oceanfront walk are enjoyed by all. If you enter the ocean here, check conditions carefully and look for a spot that offers the best protection. Be sure to stay away from channels and rivers that can be murky.
Kauai Events at Kapaa Beach Park
Coconut Festival – First Weekend of October – Immerse yourself in all things coconuts from entertainment, cooking demonstrations and food.
Mayor-a-Thon – Held Every June – Join Mayor Carvalho Jr. and Get Fit Kauai for this fun, FREE 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 mile walk, bike or run! Music, entertainment and food available.
Tahitian Dance – First Weekend in August – An international Tahitian dance and drumming competition which includes solo and group competitors from throughout Hawai`i, the Mainland and Japan.
Kauai Pow Wow – Held Every September – A cultural event and a traditional Native American Powwow for the Kaua’i community.
Kapaa Swimming Pool – Free – Located on the North side of Kapaa Town, on the ocean side of the Kapaa Neighborhood Center. Open swim daily except on Mondays. Adults only on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 am; otherwise for all ages.
Coconut Coasters Bike Rentals – Located next to Kapaa Swimming Pool – Rent bikes by the hour or day to use on the famous Kauai Path that runs through Kapaa, past Kealia Beach and ending at Donkey Beach.
Location: Turn towards the ocean at the corner of Highway 56 in the center of town. You will find parking and facilities there.
Facilities: Restrooms, showers and picnic tables. No lifeguard on duty.
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