Kauai beaches are most noted for their beauty, serenity and powerful ocean. Popular Kauai beaches include Ke’e beach, Hanalei Bay, Anini beach, Lydgate Beach Park, and Poipu Beach Park. Kauai has many reefs and so snorkeling can be good when the ocean is calm and the water isn’t too murky from sand and plankton. Kauai’s best snorkeling can be found at Tunnels beach, Ke’e beach, Lawai beach, and Lydgate park with Lydgate being well suited for beginner snorkelers. For surfing, Hanalei Bay, Kalapaki beach, and Kiahuna beach are sure to please. Polihale beach park on Kauai’s west coast marks the end of a stretch of 12 miles of sand that begins at Kekaha beach. Secret beach, Lumahai beach, and Nukolii beach usually don’t have favorable swimming conditions but are also majestic and great for long walks and exploring.