Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
Yes
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
Yes
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Wyllie's Beach is a shallow cove beach on Kauai's north shore just west of Anini Beach. Wyllie tends to be a little less crowded as Wyllie's doesn't have any facilities and it's a bit harder to reach.

There is a road to Wyllie's Beach from Anini, however it's private and not accessible to visitors. So aside from parking off the road and making your way along the beachfront to the cove, the other public access is via a steep trail that begins beside the Westin Princeville Resort.

Just before entering the resort, there is a small parking lot with 10 spaces. From here, a trail skirts the property and continues down a steep and often slick path that ends at the west end of Wyllie's Beach. The beach is a wide shallow cove near the end of Anini Stream. With the reef acting as a barrier to waves, it's possible to wade out pretty far here, and snorkeling is generally good following dry periods but can be a little murky from the stream outflow following wet conditions. There are shady areas large enough to throw out blankets on the sandy beach.

The total elevation drop between the parking lot and the beach is about 225 feet and the trail is about 0.35 miles one way. There are no facilities of any kind at the parking area or at the beach itself. 

While the beach itself doesn't close, the parking area is closed to vehicles between 9 PM and 5 AM.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Isolated beach.

Cons

Trail can be slippery.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Snorkeling / SCUBA

Location

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