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Anini Beach

North Shore, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #32 of 129 Attractions in Kauai
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Aurora, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is a huge beach very close to Princeville resorts. Surfing, snorkeling, swimming and sunning are first class. Pretty safe surf even in December when we were there. Just be aware there are no lifeguards.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We camped at a few different beaches on Kauai during our last visit. Anini was by far the best. Being on the North Shore and considering it was the start of winter when we visited, the water was very calm. You can camp along the grass/sand ledge that runs along the beach, and this way, all or most campers will... More 

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Orange, California
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34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Went out to find a beach on the North Shore that was sheltered from the wind and found this beach. There is the main beach but we stopped at a couple of other areas before and after the main beach, you can pull over anywhere along this road and have your own private paridise. This being November the surf is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We visited Anini Beach and found it to be the best beach for safe swimming on the north shore. Sandy and protected this is a great place for anyone. Public washrooms and a picnic area. Lots of trees for shade. Good road in to beach area. Not crowded!

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New York, NY
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12 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We snorkeled here and at Tunnels. Anini is definitely much easier to snorkel than Tunnels, since the water is so calm. It's also full of interesting sea life that you will not see at Tunnels -- tiny eels that live in corals, sea cucumbers, flounders, sea snails, etc. All of these creatures prefer calmer waters. Anini does not have as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were staying in Lihue and one afternoon after doing the Wailua River Kayaking we decided to drive North and go to Anini Beach since the lady on the plane recommended it. It was well worth the drive. When you first drive on Anini Rd the water looks rough but as you drive down the road the coves create beautiful... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Anini Beach has the largest fringing reef in the Hawaiian Islands. Anini is considered one of the safest beaches in the state, despite lack of a life guard. Anini is a great place to go snorkeling, per my husband and stepdaughter. I’m claustrophobic and couldn’t take the confinement of the gear. My husband and stepdaughter swam with a sea turtle... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

snorkeling was a little murky closer to shore but cleared up the further you went out. had a great day there .

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San Marcos, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
67 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you are looking for a beach where you can snorkel or swim without having to deal with the waves, Anini is the place. The reef protects the beach and makes it a great location to swim. I have often seen sea turtles while snorkeling here.

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Montreal, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Anini beach is a great go to beach because: - It's very flat and shallow out to the reef. - It has lot's of shade from trees - It has a nice sunset spot. Go to the sandy point about mid-way down the beach. From this spot you'll get a nice view of the sunset in the west and the... More 

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