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Beach Review: Kealia Beach – a family’s paradise

Kauai is a beach goer’s paradise. If you’ve been wanting to get out and meet the locals, Kealia Beach is a prime spot as many of Kauai’s residents frequent the area. This particular beach has a long stretch of sand and waves that are perfect for boogie boarding or taking a vigorous swim. Whether you want to surf or just enjoy some time in the sun, Kealia is a top pick.

Kealia Beach’s white sand is particularly gorgeous and inviting for activities such as sunbathing, kite flying, taking walks, and picnicking. Bike riding is also a favorite with locals and visitors alike, and there are rental stations located nearby. This beach is enjoyed by families and Kealia hosts family days during each season.

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Kealia Beach is well known as a great spot for surfing because of its big waves, which provide challenging fun. There are good waves for surfing year round here, and the waters are ideal for boogie boarding as well. Just sitting on the sand, people watching, and getting a look at the surfers is entertaining at Kealia Beach.

Like all of Kauai’s beaches, the waters and sandbar around Kealia vary throughout the year. You should be cautious of the currents, waves, and sharp reefs, and always take heed of any posted warning signs before swimming out. Kealia Beach is lifeguarded during the daytime, which makes many families visiting with children feel more at ease around the water. For more gentle waves and waters that are safer for young kids, the north side of Kealia Beach is best due to its closer rock wall.

Amenities on Kealia Beach include lifeguard stations, free parking, easy access to picnic tables, trash bins, paved trails, and restrooms. You’ll also find showers that are handy for cleaning up after a day spent in the water. The spacious pavilions that dot the beach are excellent for meeting up with friends and having a cookout or barbecue. If you happen to visit at night, bonfires are allowed here — making smores and laughing with friends at dusk on the beach is an experience you won’t soon forget. For a rejuvenating day in an area with a friendly, relaxed vibe, head to Kealia Beach the next time you’re in Kauai.

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