Puu Poa Beach, placed on the north shore of Kauai, is largely used by guests of Hanalei Bay Resort and St. Regis Princeville Resort. If you are staying at the Hanalei Bay Resort, you can take the steep, paved path that fronts to the beach or use the resort shuttle. If you are not staying at either one of the 2 resorts, there is a little public parking lot near the St. Regis Princeville Resort and a beach access path.
The beach is furnished by lush green mountains. The shoreline changes with surf, widening during clam hot months and narrowing in winter. Puu Poa beach is the biggest beach near the St-Regis Princeville Resort. It is the best place for your family and baby. OnBeach, baby gear rentals & beach equipment rental Kauai offer beach toys, equipment and other items to play.
You will most probably see warms of snorkelers out and about. Anyway, we have not had best luck at this beach. It is generally shallow in hot months, and leaves little room for fish or marine life to see. If you get additional out, you may have amazing luck, but alert the currents of Hanalei Bay. Since it shallow and close to the mouth of the Hanalei River, it can be little murky.
The view from this beach is stunning. Looking over the popular Bali Hai point and beautiful mountains just does not get old. You can also rent paddle boards, and other surf equipment from the St-Regis Princeville Resort staff by the pool. Be careful with your baby in paddle boards.
An offshore reef saves the beach, making it commonly secure for swimming. The reef, anyway, is not adequate barrier for the beach from winter swells. During winter swells when surf comes over the reef, snorkeling and swimming here is not recommended. There is no lifeguard at this beach. So be careful with your baby.
Directly behind this beach was an historical fish pond called as Kamo omaika. To construct it, early Hawaiians built a rock wall obstacle from ridge to ridge across what was once a little bay. Little fish would have been capable to enter the bay between the rocks and then become trapped in the as they grew, offering a ready supply of fish. Even though, this design worked perfectly in other parts of Hawaii, such as Menehune Fishpond. The pond amazingly filled up with sediment. Some parts of the rock barrier are still visible just behind the beach.