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Lawai Beach

Lawai Beach is a narrow strip of beach on Kauai’s sunny south shore. While the sunbathing and swimming can be good at low tide, the beach can disappear completely during high tide. The real gem here is the snorkeling. Delve into the underwater world and observe majestic sea creatures in their element. Parrotfish, butterflyfish, unicornfish, needlefish, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, sea turtles, and humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Hawaii’s state fish – try pronouncing that one!) are all commonly seen here.

Surfing Lawai Beach

PKs, Centers, and Acid Drops are three surf breaks that are accessed from Lawai Beach in Kauai. PKs is to the left of the beach and is suitable for beginning surfers only during high tides and smaller waves. Centers (directly in front of the beach) and Acid Drops (to the right) are challenging breaks in larger swells that are for experienced surfers only. All three breaks are over reefs, which can pose as serious hazards for beginners.

Surrounding Area

Lawai Beach is also known as the Beach House Beach, as it is right next to the Beach House Restaurant – oceanfront fine dining at its best. Come for dinner and watch the sun set over the ocean as you enjoy the fresh catch of the day. Fish is sourced from local island fishermen, and beef, coffee, and many fruits and vegetables are also locally sourced. Boss Frog’s is conveniently located adjacent to the restaurant for all your beach rental needs. Get set up with a full snorkel set, beach chairs, and surfboard. They even rent underwater digital cameras, perfect for capturing your family members having the time of their lives beneath the surface.


This is not a lifeguarded beach. However, there are restrooms and showers available.


Lawai Beach in Kauai is located just past Prince Kuhio condos, right in front of the Beach House Restaurant. Parking is across the street from the beach.

Contact Us

Our south shore vacation rentals will put you in perfect proximity for spending the day enjoying Lawai Beach. From our luxurious South Shore Vacation Homes to the convenience of our Kahala condos, we have options to suit a wide variety of needs. Aside from our five locations on the south shore, we have many other condos and resorts across Kauai. Please contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] or check out our website to learn more about our resorts available near Lawai Beach and other popular Kauai attractions.

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