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Kapaʻa Beach Park information
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. 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 swimming pool . The best sandy area is at the south end, informally called Lihi Beach , where you’ll find locals hanging out and talking story.
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 be respectful.
A good starting point for the paved coastal path is the footbridge just north of Lihi Beach. To get there, turn makai (seaward) on Panihi Rd from the Kuhio Hwy.