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Address: North Shore, Kauai, HI
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Best beach on Kauai

We stumbled upon this beach our first day on the island. We loved it so much we went back another day. Turtles were swimming everywhere. The water is so calm and warm. Parking was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Kansas City
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this beach our first day on the island. We loved it so much we went back another day. Turtles were swimming everywhere. The water is so calm and warm. Parking was easy. There are showers and bathroom facilities.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This beach is absolutely beautiful. Sands are clean, area is clean, public bathrooms are clean, water is clear. A very good place to bring the kids to swim and do some snorkeling. Love it here! We had such a great time.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our vote for best beach on the island of Kauai! Get away from the tourist mobs down in Poipu and head up north during a weekday morning. Anini is the beautiful calm water beach with tropical background that reminds one of Tahiti just as much as Hawaii.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This beach has a busy boat launch area, but it stretches out to the left with lots of sand and is not very crowded at all. Perhaps the main feature of this beach is that it is more like a salt-water lake than a regular beach. On calm days there is very little wave action and the sandy bottom therefore... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we were rerouted here from ke'a beach due to bad weather. so happy that we were. this beach is definitely one of kauai's best - the snorkeling was pretty good too.

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I would recommend this beach for families with little kids. There is no waves at all but beautiful beach. It got a little boring for my teenagers but lovely beach for babies and little ones

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We loved our day at Anini Beach. The water is very calm and great for swimming. Lots of shade! The beach is narrow but very long and there's plenty of sand to play in. There is a swing made out of a tree branch and rope that the kids had fun on - you can swing out over the water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very calm beach area - great for all ages, but especially if you have little ones traveling with you! Good shade in the trees line the shoreline. Good place for beginner snorkeling, too!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful beach, very calm ocean water, no surf, white sands. There are some wind surfers and some snorkeling. Very few people though. The road says private, but when you get close to the end the beach the beach is even more secluded and beautiful. There are parking all along the beach.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you want a beach that you can practically just drive right up to that is near Princeville and doesn't require mountaineering to access, this is a great choice. The beach is so long that it offers opportunity for many beachgoers to have their spot of privacy even when very busy. We found the snorkeling here to be excellent with... More 

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