Head to the South Shore of Kauai and see why the “Travel Channel” as soon as named Poipu Beach America’s Best Seashore. The beach is in a pleasant park and there are a few place you could park alongside the highway. There weren’t too many individuals on the beach (in reality I believe we saw extra hen than folks!) but the weather was cloudy and misty. We could simply imagine this place to be a full of households because it’s a great place to spend a sunny day. And even if this beach is understood to be a very good place to identify humpback whales spouting off shore, or to see the endangered Hawaiian monk seals that typically sunbathe on the shore, we noticed neither.
Highlights: Poʻipū Beach, the most well-liked seaside park on Kauaʻi’s south shore, is heavily used by guests and residents. This beach has one thing for everyone: a protected swimming area for families with little children, a bodyboarding site instantly in front of the park for older children and novice adults, a surfing website for knowledgeable surfers, and a very good reef for snorkeling. Hawaiian monk seals usually come to rest and bask within the solar at Nukumoi Level. Po’ipū means “utterly overcast” or “crashing,” as waves.
A slender sand strip creates two completely different seaside environments: On one facet, monk seals nap. On the opposite, beginning physique boarders and children benefit from the small waves that break gently on the shallow sandbar. Snorkeling in Poipu reveals a wide range of colorful fish including the state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapuaa, and in the event you simply wish to relax, pack a picnic and spend the day with the household.
Precautions: Poʻipū Seaside is subject to seasonal excessive surf, particularly during the summer time months. In periods of high surf, rip currents run by way of each of the surfing websites. Lifeguards are stationed at the seashore park. Test with them earlier than going within the water.