Baby Beach in Poipu is a small, secluded and generally protected beach that is great for families traveling with infants and toddlers. The crystal clear water is fairly shallow and usually calm Anini boasts the longest and widest fringing reef in the Hawaiian Islands and because of the unique conditions it usually has well protected waters and some of the most consistent conditions for water activities due to the rocky reef that naturally absorbs the energy from the breaking surf. There are also opportunities for snorkeling and tide-pooling here depending on the tide.
The beauty of this littleÂ strip of peach in poipu that it is usually less crowded than nearby Poipu Beach Park and the calm waters are perfect for babies, hence the name. It is not uncommon to view sea turtles and monk seals at baby beach, but remember to keep your distance as these animals are protected.
Finding the beach is a little tricky. From the Lawai Road, make a left on Hoâ€™ona Road and look for a yellow pipe that marks the beach access.
- Choose beaches with a lifeguard.
- Before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
- Avoid swimming during high surf.
- Never swim alone.
- Never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended.
- Never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths.
- Never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out.
- Listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report