Kapaʻa Beach Park
Voyages Through Time Lecture Series
A chance to relive Hawaii’s rich history. These concise two-hour seminars – put on by the publishers of The Pacific Journal – cover...
Conveniently located in the heart of Kapaʻa town, along with bike and surfboard rentals this outfit offers two-hour surf lessons for $75...
Always busy, this Kauaʻi-based micro-roastery is best for grabbing a cup to go. The muffins, scones and cookies are baked fresh; keep an...
Rainbow Living Foods
For those wanting to take their microbial bodies on vacation as well, this is the spot. Everything is gluten and dairy free, but...
Lonely Planet review
From the highway, you’d think that Kapaʻa is beachless. But along the coast is a mile-long ribbon of beach that’s very low-key and local. While the whole area is officially a county park called Kapaʻa Beach Park, that name is commonly used only for the northern end, where there’s a grassy field, picnic tables and a public pool.
The best sandy area is at the south end, informally called Lihi Beach , where you’ll find locals hanging out and talking story. A good starting point for the paved coastal path is the footbridge just north of the beach. To get here, turn makai (seaward) on Panihi Rd from the highway.
Further to the south is Fujii Beach , nicknamed Baby Beach because an offshore reef creates a shallow, placid pool of water that’s perfect for toddlers. Located in a modest neighborhood that attracts few tourists, this is a real locals’ beach, so don’t make a loud scene.