Poipu Beach, PoipuThis lifeguarded beach has many amenities like restrooms, picnic areas, and showers. This beach is great for keiki because it has a"kiddie pool", a protected shallow area for swimming. If you are facing the ocean, the "kiddie pool" is located to the left of the lifeguard stand. The water in this area is about 1-2 feet deep. Keiki can also play in the sand fronting this lagoon. Since it is protected by the rocks, there is little tide. If you need shade this beach has a patch of ironwood trees behind the "kiddie pool" and plumeria trees along the rock wall near the street. There are also some other trees that provide shade. Brenneck's is located directly across from the beach. There is a restaurant on the upper level and the lower level has a deli. You can purchase sandwiches, drink, beach accessories like floats and sand buckets, icecream and shave ice. Nukumoi Surf Co. is located across the street from this beach. They have clothing and rent beach equipment and gear like snorkel sets, boogie boards, beach chairs, surfboards, fins, and lifejackets.
Remember to follow the beach safety guidelines, check surf and weather reports for current conditions, and observe posted signage. Keep a constant watch on keiki who are playing in or around the water. Never leave children unattended. Small children should wear safety floatation devices unless they are avid swimmers and are being closely supervised.