North Shore, Anini
SUP · Snorkeling · Kayaking · Swimming · Sunbathing · Family
Showers, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Pavillion, Camping by Permit
Anini Beach is known for its strong currents.
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There is no lifeguard posted at Anini Beach, but is still considered to be one of the safer beaches on Kauai’s North Shore. 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, such as snorkeling, paddle boarding and wind surfing. Anini beach is known to have strong currents in the channels and outside the protective reef are. always use caution.
Anini Beach is popular for camping and also a great beach for simply relaxing with a book, fishing from shore or paddle boarding above the lively reef. The deeper and clearer water can be enticing, but it is better to be cautious and stay closer to shore.
Anini Beach is usually less crowded than Poipu or Hanalei and is really quite breathtaking. The Beach Park has multiple campsites with permits, shade trees, picnic tables, pavilions, restrooms and showers.