Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
Yes
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Home to the widest and longest fringing reef on the island of Kauai, Anini Beach is a great place to bring small children to play in the calm waters within its breakwater. Anini is know for its windsurfing thanks to the large open bay and persistent gusting tradewinds. Decent snorkeling can be found relatively close to shore, but this is not considered a premiere spot for it. The beach is relatively long and allows you to spread out among the crowds. By no means as popular as many other beaches on the island, it can still get pretty busy on the weekends with North Shore residents. Permitted camping is allowed here, and the beach also has picnic tables, shelter pavilions, showers and bathrooms. Dogs are allowed here as well.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Good windsurfing. No shore break. Kid friendly. Dogs allowed.

Cons

No surf within the breakwater. No lifeguard.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Snorkeling / SCUBA
Big vistas

Location

Field Guide

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