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Address: North Shore, Kauai, HI
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Great snorkeling and swimming

Anini beach had both very good and not so good about it. The good. A super long reef that goes a couple of hundred yards out into the ocean. Snorkeling that was very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Seattle, Washington

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There is an illegal camping site right on the beach. We had to leave the water when some guy started peeing in the water (like it was a urinal), and washed his butt. That ruined it for us.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Anini beach had both very good and not so good about it. The good. A super long reef that goes a couple of hundred yards out into the ocean. Snorkeling that was very good. Swimming that was excellent. The bad. There is a boat launch so depending on what side of the launch you are on you have to be... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wanted to visit this beach but there was no parking. There must have been a couple hundred cars. Not sure if this was because it was Saturday or if it's an every day occurrence. We decided to continue driving down the road and found a nice little stretch where you could park next to the sand, just off the road... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The outlying reef causes the beach area to be virtually wave-less ---- very calm. Makes a fun and safe area for small children to play in the water without being knocked over by the waves. The down side is the sand is very coarse so plan to wear some water shoes if your feet aren't toughened up. Parking was easy... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is now one of our two favorite snorkel beaches on Kauai! We were staying in Princeville and ended up snorkeling here three of our 7 days on island. Easy in and out water access, good visibility, plenty of different fish, abundant reef canyons, new coral growth. There is a good ‘warm-up length’ of a swim out to the reefs,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It seemed pretty quiet, although we went around 4 when others were leaving. We saw a few fish while snorkeling, but had better success at a few other beaches. Overall, I would recommend it.

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Princeville, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Anini beach is a coarse sand beach, but it is a beach and is long, though fairly narrow. There is plenty of parking and picnic tables. Though you feel like you're in someone's backyard. There was a full moon so the tide was very low and made the coral reefs very close to the surface. I saw a few fish... More 

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Emmett, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is one of our favorite beaches. We've been twice and probably saw a total of 10 people. So, you're not fighting for towel space. Also, got to swim along side a huge turtle.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I came back from Hawaii, forever a changed man, in no small part due to my visit of this beach. At any give time, there are very few people on the beach, and the swim area is essentially an extremely vast and fairly shallow (0-12 ft) "nature pool" of super clear water, protected by a break-water of reef/rocks about 1500... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Anini Beach is a real gem. There are no crowds, is a small beach with deep blue and shallow water, perfect for families with kids. There is a park near the sandy beach, with some tables and restrooms. To reach this nice place, from the main road (Kuhio Highway) take Kalihiwai Road and drive toward the sea. Finally turn left... More 

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Address: Address: North Shore, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai

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