Whether you're a permanent resident or just around for a much-needed vacation, you're bound to stop by and relax on one of Kauai's many beaches. With this island proclaiming its own piece of paradise, residents and vacationers should know Kauai's best beaches and what makes them stand out. Especially visitors that are only here for a short period; time is precious and every moment should be spent wisely. If you're ready, here are the top 5 beaches on this exquisite island.

Poipu Beach Park

best beaches in kauaiThis popular beach on the South Shore is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for young swimmers. Once voted America's Best Beach by the Travel Channel, Poipu Beach Park also is known for its calm waters. The golden sand is picturesque and children love wading in the 3 feet deep pools. For the adventurers, there's a reef just beyond the wading pools, guaranteeing excellent snorkeling conditions. And there's covered pavilions, restroom facilities, and showers on site. Poipu Beach Park promises the perfect day for any family.

Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay is conveniently located on the coveted North Shore and is easily recognized for its crescent-shaped bay. Another beach known for its clear and surf-friendly waters, Hanalei Bay is also ideal for paddleboarding, fishing, and sailing. If you're looking to spend the whole day at the beach, you'll love the Hanalei beaches. Barbeques, picnic tables, restroom facilities and lifeguards are all available, ensuring a fun-filled day.

Polihale Beach

kauai best beachesIf you're looking for one of the most breathtaking beaches on the island, then you should head to Polihale Beach. Situated along the NaPali coastline on the west side of the island, this beach has stunning golden sand and wide shoreline, all within view of the NaPali cliffs. NaPali is also known as the end of the road, and this coastline separates the north and west sides of the island. Polihale Beach is truly a surfer's dream and a photographer's paradise.

Anini Beach County Park

For those who love to read a book by the ocean or enjoy a low-key snorkel, you can do just that at Anini Beach County Park. Anini Beach County Park is home to a less crowded beach ideal for beach walks, picnicking, paddleboarding and snorkeling. Anini Beach also has excellent sheltered swimming and ideal conditions for watersport novices. And anyone who wants to camp at the beach can do so with a permit. This protected beach is idyllic and perfect for all ages.

Ke'e Beach State Park

best beaches on KauaiAnother beach located on the North Shore is Ke'e Beach. This beach is the farthest you can drive before reaching the beginning of the NaPali Coast on the north side. Ke'e is surrounded by a reef, making the beach safe for swimming and perfect for snorkeling. Additionally, the popular hiking trail, Kalaulau, begins here and many hikers enjoy going for a quick swim in the crystal clear water, before starting their trek. With incredible mountain views and pristine water conditions, what more could you ask for?

The beauty of Kauai is unparalleled and residents and visitors alike know their good fortune when they're here. All of Kauai offers jaw-dropping scenery and it truly is a paradisiacal island. You can't really go wrong visiting any of Kauai's beaches, mountains and hiking trails. After all, each backdrop is more magnificent than the last.

Don't just take my word for it! Browse my Instagram photos to see for yourself. Or if you're already convinced and ready to move to Kauai, contact me and let's start your Kauai real estate search today.

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