A quiet beach break along the southwestern coast of Kauai. Tidepool exploring the afternoon's activity. Salt Pond Beach Park in Hanapepe is for sure Kaua's best west side beach—but it is also one of the best family beach parks in the state: safe, scenic swimming and realiable sunshine. A lawn and palms decorate the backshore. Directions to this blissful place start on page 139 of your Kauai Trailblazer.