BEACH ACTIVITIES IN KILAUEA, KAUAI, HAWAII
Anini Beach Kauai
Kauai’s north side features many beautiful stretches of beach. Many of them are closely guarded secrets of the locals, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of the loop. In fact, one of the most captivating northern beaches is right here in Kilauea: Anini Beach. The story goes, it used to be called “Wanini” until the W fell off the sign (we’re just informal that way). Only a few minutes outside of town, you can’t miss Anini if you drive the coastline toward Princeville. The park is a popular launching point for surfers and wind surfers when the conditions are right, and the shoreline offers family-friendly recreation with clean public facilities and camp sites.
Anini has a spectacular reef that reaches over a quarter-mile offshore. It protects the shoreline from harsh waves, making the area very swimable year-round while creating a lush and easily accessible seascape for snorkelers. Nonetheless, the ocean is a wild, uncontrolled environment with currents that can change without warning, so please pay attention to the lifeguards and follow a few basic safety tips while you’re swimming. We want everyone one of Kilauea’s visitors to have fun and safe time.
Oh, and about those other secret beaches, you won’t catch us spilling the beans. You’re going to have to politely ask folks around town when you get here! A little bit of Aloha goes a long way.