Whether you’re looking to swim, snorkel, or ride Hawaii’s famous waves, Kauai has plenty of dazzling beaches to choose from. On the North Shore, you can learn to surf and even explore a sunken shipwreck at Hanalei Bay. Snorkel brilliant coral reefs at Ke’e Beach, a popular location for Hollywood films like Pirates of the Caribbean. For a day of swimming and sunbathing, take a trip to the South Shore’s Poipu Beach Park and enjoy crystal-clear waters, a natural wading pool, and the occasional visit of Hawaiian monk seals. On the East Side, Keālia Beach Park’s long stretch of golden sand is ideal for beachcombing in the summer and whale watching in the winter.