Top South Shore Beaches

South Shore beaches tend to be the sunniest, making it one of the best areas on the island for sun-worshipping beachgoers. The most popular zone runs from Polihale to Brenneke.

Poipu Beach Park:  A narrow sand strip creates two different beach environments: On one side, monk seals nap. On the other, beginning body boarders and children enjoy the small waves that break gently on the shallow sandbar. Snorkeling in Poipu reveals a variety of colorful fish including the state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapuaa.  If you just want to relax, pack a picnic and spend the day with the family.  The park has restrooms, showers and picnic tables, and lifeguards protect the beach (a Monk Seal Watch team protects the seals).


Baby Beach:  Small, secluded and great for families with young children. The water is shallow, protected, and calm.  The beauty of this little  strip of beach is that it’s usually less crowded than nearby Poipu Beach Park and the gentle waters are perfect for babies, hence the name. It is not uncommon to view sea turtles and monk seals, but remember to keep your distance as these animals are protected.  No lifeguards.


Brennecke’s Beach:  Adjacent to Poipu Beach Park, this is a very popular boogie boarding and body surfing spot.  The small strip of sand is a good spot to watch the waves and occasional rider crash on the shore. This beach is only for boogie boarding or body surfing.  No lifeguards.


Beach House:  On Lawai Road.  Great for snorkeling


Salt Pond Beach Park:  This park is in Hanapepe, down Lele Rd. follow the signs. The swimming is good and is very popular on weekends with local families of this area.