- Type: Beaches, Swimming/Pools
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Kalapaki Beach, often overlooked by tourists, is a relatively quiet local hangout. This stretch of shoreline draws resident surfers because of its hospitable tides. The waters are also good for swimming, as the beach is sheltered by points and breakwaters at Nawiliwili Bay.
If the local surfing population flocks here, there's got to be a reason. Compared to another southside beach, Po'ipu, Kalapaki is the beach that most visitors recommend if you want more peace and quiet and fewer little kids. It is good for sunning and swimming, but you can also rent a sailboat or kayak or take a catamaran cruise. Some travelers choose to take surfing lessons at Kalapaki, while others take a break from the sun's rays by hanging out in one of the beachfront cafés or shops.