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Baby Beach

Baby Beach(Baby Beach Poipu)

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Located in Poipu, Baby Beach - also called Ho’ona Beach and Kaheka Beach - is a small and narrow beach that has light brown sand, many black-colored lava rocks, a nearby reef, and many nearby trees in southern Kauai. It is important to note that Baby Beach should not be confused with the eastern portion of another nearby separate Beach named Poipu Beach. This beach’s eastern part is also called Baby Beach.

Baby Beach is situated near a residential area but does not have lifeguards or any other amenities, so please plan accordingly.

Baby Beach offers many fun activities including sunbathing, beachcombing, wildlife watching, picnicking, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, bodysurfing, tidepooling, bodyboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, surf-skiing, and boating. The nearshore part of the water near Baby Beach is shallow and it is also protected from rough waves by nearby large rocks, which makes it ideal for beginner swimmers - the beach received its name - Baby Beach - because it has water conditions and gentle waves that are ideal for kids. In addition, expert bodyboarders occasionally surf thrilling surfing waves that occur in the water beyond the large rocks. It is important to note that the water here is also warmer as compared to other nearby Kauai beaches. Baby Beach is also popular with snorkelers - depending on the time of the year, you can see many kinds of animals in the water near Baby Beach including Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, migrating whales between December and May, and many kinds of fish.  

You can also see Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles resting and wandering on Baby Beach - it is important to note that Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles are protected under a law named the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and harming them can result in a fine of up to $50,000 and possible imprisonment. If you are planning to swim or snorkel near Baby Beach, we recommend being careful because the water here is known to have unpredictable rip currents and dangerous waves, particularly during stormy weather and during winters. The rocks in the water near Baby Beach can also cause injuries. If you are planning to fish near Baby Beach, please ensure compliance with the local fishing regulations that can be found at the website of the Division of Aquatic Resources (which is a part of the State of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources). If you like taking beautiful pictures and beautiful views, Baby Beach offers amazing Instagram-worthy views of the southern Kauai shore line and the Pacific Ocean, particularly during sunset

Getting to Baby Beach is easy - from either Hawaii Route 530 (which is also called Koloa Road) or Hawaii Route 520 (that is also called Maluhia Road), you need to turn towards Poipu Road. From Poipu Road, you then need to turn towards Lawai Road (which is also called Spouting Horn Road) and then towards Hoona Road. The stairway to Baby Beach is located along Hoona Road between house number 5142 and house number 5152 - there is a yellow post near the stairway. In addition, there are also a few free street parking spaces near the beach - we recommend being careful while parking at the street parking spaces along Hoona Road and avoiding blocking any residential car driveways while parking here. We recommend visiting Baby Beach early because the street parking spaces near the beach can occasionally get filled up quickly. 

There are many attractions near Baby Beach. Moir Gardens are botanical gardens that were first developed in the 1930s - a distinctive feature of this site is that the gardens are situated in a drier portion of the Hawaiian archilegapo, and mainly non-native cacti and succulent plants grow prominently here rather than the native Hawaiian tropical vegetation. The Moir Gardens have also been featured in many publications including the book Great Gardens of America and Life and Sunset magazines and they also have lava rock ponds with Japanese koi fish and water lilies. Allerton Garden is an 80-acre botanical garden which was earlier the home of a Hawaiian Queen named Queen Emma and this garden was designed in the early part of the 20th century by artist and architect Robert Allerton and his son John Greg Allerton. The garden has many interesting “garden rooms” and it is home to a variety of interesting plant species including Moreton Bay fig trees and palm trees. In addition, the garden also has interesting pools, waterfalls, statues, and fountains - the garden has also been featured in many movies and TV shows including Jurassic Park and Magnum, P.I. If you are looking for another attraction near Baby Beach, Prince Kuhio Park (also called Prince Kuhio Birthplace & Park) is a recreational park that has a monument dedicated to Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, who was a prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii, who was also born on this location. The park also has remnants of the prince’s home, along with an Ancient Hawaiian fishpond and a Hawaiian temple.

If you get hungry, there are many great restaurants near Baby Beach. Merriman’s Kauai is set in a vintage Hawaiian-style plantation and it offers excellent Hawaiian-inspired gourmet dishes which are prepared from fresh and locally sourced ingredients including steaks, salads, seafood lamb, and soup. Eating House 1849 Koloa offers excellent Hawaiian and Asian-inspired gourmet dishes including salads, steaks, poultry dishes, burgers, seafood, noodles, and rice bowls. Holoholo Grill offers amazing dishes for lunch, dinner, and breakfast including French toasts, pancakes, oatmeal, flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, poultry dishes, and steaks. Brennecke's Beach Broiler serves amazing dishes for lunch, brunch, and dinner including seafood, sandwiches, salads, soups, Hawaiian dishes, burgers, pastas, risottos, steaks, and eggs. In addition, the restaurant also has an activity center and gift shop within its premises (named Brennecke’s Beach Center & Gift Shop) which offers interesting information about the major tourist spots in the island of Kauai. If you are looking for another good and affordable restaurant near Baby Beach, Bubba Burger Kauai is known for offering fantastic burgers. In addition, it also serves excellent chili, hot dog, sandwiches, fries, and salads. As another modestly priced option, Puka Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs serves amazing Hawaiian-style hot dogs (called Puka Dogs). This restaurant has also been praised by many media outlets including Bon Appétit magazine and the American commercial publication Nation's Restaurant News.

If you are looking for a hotel near Baby Beach, there are many great nearby options. The 5-Star Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa offers many amenities including multiple pools, a 24/7 fitness center, a 45,000-square feet spa, and multiple restaurants and bars. The hotel also offers kids’ activities and evening luau ceremonies. As another upscale option, the 4-Star Sheraton Kauai Resort offers many amenities including an airport shuttle service, a Hawaiian restaurant, a bar, a fitness center, two pools surrounded by tropical gardens, and a hot tub. This restaurant also organizes fun luau ceremonies. The 4-Star Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort  is another upscale hotel that offers many amenities including a pool, a whirlpool, a bar, a restaurant, a spa, a fitness studio, and equipment rental facilities for watersports. The hotel also offers hula lessons for visitors. A more affordable hotel is the 3-Star Kiahuna Plantation Resortwhich offers accommodation in condominiums and also offers many amenities including beautiful gardens and access to Poipu Beach Athletic Club - this club offers many amenities including a restaurant, a pool, and a tennis court. Another moderately priced hotel is the Aston at Poipu Kai which offers many amenities including multiple pools, tennis courts, a restaurant, a barbecues area, walking paths, and beach towels. In addition, the hotel also offers many other amenities for a resort fee including rental facility for DVDs and Playstation 3 games, coffee and laundry detergent kits, and a shell lei greeting ceremony on arrival. If you are looking for another good and affordable hotel near Baby Beach, Poipu Beach SurfSong is located conveniently close to some of the major attractions and restaurants in the town of Poipu. As another modestly priced option, Prince Kuhio Resort offers many amenities including a barbecue area, a pool, and a tropical garden and it also offers amazing Instagram-worthy views of the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Top Traveler Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Surf through our FAQs to help you find your perfect beach!

    Does Baby Beach have parking? If so, is it free or paid?

    Baby Beach provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

    Does Baby Beach have lifeguards?

    No, Baby Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

    Is Baby Beach a family-friendly beach?

    Baby Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

    Is Baby Beach good for swimming?

    Baby Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

    Does Baby Beach have restrooms?

    Baby Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

    Is Baby Beach a nude beach?

    No, Baby Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

    Is there food near Baby Beach?

    Baby Beach has multiple food options near or on the beach, including restaurants and beach vendors.

    What are the activities at Baby Beach?

    Baby Beach is a good place to Snorkeling

    Does Baby Beach have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    Baby Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

    Is Baby Beach a dog-friendly beach?

    Yes, bring your dog with you to Baby Beach!

    Is Baby Beach good for surfing?

    Baby Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.


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