This was one of our favorite beaches on Kauai! Since it was Mid-November it didn't seem super busy. We stayed in the protected area and walked around in the 3+ feet of water. Could see fish swim by without snorkel gear. School children were on the playground (guessing for lunch) when we arrived, once they left, it was less noisy. Pleasant even with them there. Would recommend this area for swimming & beginner snorkeling! Really not much surf to create waves in the reefed area.