Kalapaki Beach

Beach in Lihuʻe

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This sandy beach and sheltered bay is tucked between a marina and the mountains. It's overlooked by the Marriott resort facing Kalapaki Bay and by an enviable collection of houses atop a rocky ridge to the east. Its easy-access location and versatility make it popular with families. But the sandy bottom and river outlet here make for 'dirty water.' Calmer waters toward the east are good for swimming. Swells to the west draw bodyboarders and both novice and intermediate surfers.