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Anini Beach

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Address: Anini Road, off Kalihiwai Road, North Shore, Kauai, HI
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
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Lovely beach!

Kauai being a more secluded island not yet overloaded with tourists like Oahu or Maui offers some excellent relatively uncrowded beaches, especially during the week. This is just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Naples, FL
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Naples, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kauai being a more secluded island not yet overloaded with tourists like Oahu or Maui offers some excellent relatively uncrowded beaches, especially during the week. This is just one of many and highly recommended.

Thank ohgeorge
Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

ok, first, not for surfing.... But excellent for everything else! Large beach park, calm water as a result of the sand bar, excellent for snorkeling and child safety (still the ocean but..). This is as close to a caribbean sea type calmness of a beach that I have seen in Kauai. Best when not raining.

Thank John B
Bellflower, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you want to swim, snorkel, or just stay on the beach, Anini is lovely and secluded. There are two areas; the one closest to the entrance has no facilities and is quiet. The other end, where the beach park is, has restrooms, picnic tables, a boat ramp, and usually food trucks. This area is more crowded, but nothing like... More 

Thank Cheryl G
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally visited this beach and glad we did. It wasn't a large one by any means. There is ample parking along the main road it stretches on. Definitely a must-see!

Thank Sheila S
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to be told by a local of this beautiful beach. The water is clear and calm which is great for a swim and snorkeling. Surprisingly not very crowded which is good because it's not one of the biggest beaches on the north shore.

Thank ronsterh13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Anini Beach. I visited the north shore of Kauai in April. Being the tail end of winter, most of the north shore beaches have a large swell and can be pretty rough. That means finding somewhere to swim and snorkel in safety can be hard. Anini Beach is that hidden gem. Sheltered and peaceful, the waves break on... More 

Thank simonfox11
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful beach is ringed by a reef that makes a protected pool of gentle, lapping waves, even when surf is high on the rest of the North Shore. We had a great day swimming and snorkeling here and spotted a sea turtle in the water near the beach. As gentle as it seems though, please remember this is the... More 

Thank theregoes
Chico, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The water color is very pretty, good picnicking, parking, restrooms, and the area is blocked off for safer swimming and good for kids too. We went twice as we liked it very much. One person we met saw a large turtle in the water there too.

Thank TravelGoddess61
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are nice secluded feeling segments of this beach and you can snorkel anywhere! It gets 4 stars because the water is super shallow so you have to swim out a bit to get to a place where you are sure you are not going to hit it. Stepping on or pushing off of the reef, even accidentally can ruin/kill... More 

Thank Llisamarie
Lancaster, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time!! This was the first time our son who is 12 got to snorkel. He was a little nervous but the water is crystal clear and he had a blast!! We highly recommend visiting Anini Beach for anyone looking do some snorkeling on your trip.

Thank Giggles1077

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