Lucy Wright Beach Park

2.5 stars from 3 reviews
Address 4477 Alawai Road, Waimea, HI 96796
Murky water. Not good for swimming, located at the mouth of the Waimea River.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Picnic Tables
• Facilities: Playground Equipment • Facilities: Showers
• Facilities: Sports Field • Type: Kid Friendly
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Fishing

Matt Anderson's Take
Lucy Wright Beach Park is very much the same as Waimea Beach since it's really more of an extension of that beach area.


This section is even closer to the Waimea River and so the waters here tend to get pretty murky and not really something you'd want to swim in, though we have seen families with small kids splashing around in the shallow waters.


The beach is a sort of a black sand beach but nothing like Maui's beautiful Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach. It's more of a brownish-black color that really feels more like dirty sand.

There is a park area behind the beach with bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, a grassy area, and even a baseball diamond. Assuming it's relatively clear out, you should be able to see the forbidden island of Ni'ihau off to your right (west). It's also right next to Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park so if you're around here you can stop in and see that as well.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
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I don't see this as a destination beach at all. It's just not a place you'd set out for. Maybe you'll check it out if you're nearby but otherwise it's really a place for the locals. If you lived here you'd bring your kids to play at the park are and maybe let them splash around in the water.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Local spot - not very interesting tourists. Not much to see unless you're meeting others for a picnic. A better choice is to go to the other side of (left side) water channel and check out the Russian Fort, and that nearby beach.
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Bella R
Joined: Apr 2015
Reviews: 9
Likes Received: 1
Not a great beach for swimming but quiet and relaxing and only saw one other guy here. Great place to read a book.
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