Fodor's Expert Review Poipu Beach Park
The most popular beach on the South Shore is Poipu Beach Park. During calm seas, the snorkeling and swimming are good, and when the surf's up, the body boarding and surfing are good, too. Frequent sunshine, grassy lawns, and easy access add to the appeal, especially with families. The beach is frequently crowded and great for people-watching. Even the endangered Hawaiian monk seal often makes an appearance. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: partiers; snorkeling; sunbathing; swimming.