Anini Beach is one of the best stretches of beach on Kaua’i. It’s also been dubbed the mini great barrier reef. It’s at least 2 miles long of shallow waters that can be just a couple of feet deep with relatively no waves. The waves break on the reef and lose their intensity. This phenomenon makes Anini perfect for families with kids to swim, snorkel and kayak as they are protected by the coral reef. Take a look at this video – and rad on to see some of our amazing Anini Beach Vacation Rentals – and you’ll surely want to add this to your list of places to play while here on Kauai.
Anini is also amazing for open water swimming if you are training for Ironman or just want to do some laps in mother nature’s pool. You can get lessons on OC1 Canoe Paddling, Windsurfing, SUP or even Kite Surfing here. Boat tours also launch from here via the boat ramp.
You don’t have to be active here however, you can just chill out with a cool beverage, take in the breezes and go full sun or shade from the tall trees that Anini Beach provides. You can reserve pavilions for special events, there is water and showers plus bathrooms here too. Best of all, all of this is just down the road from our Anini Beach Rentals, giving you access to this and more!
Know The Area
This road provides access to many cottage style Anini Beach vacation rentals and mega mansions worth millions. Some were previously owned by Hollywood Actors and Actresses like Sylvester Stallone and Bette Midler. If you are driving from Kilauea, past the Kalihiwai Bridge, off of Kuhio Highway 560, just wait a few seconds until you see the Kalihiwai Rd sign on your right side. Go right but instead of turning right on Kalihiwai Road, make a left onto Anini Road.
As you drive make sure to go slow. Kids love this area to learn how to ride bicycles, play with their friends and camp with family. There are many areas you can pull off the road to find your own secluded beach or camping site.
You can also access Anini and our Anini Beach Vacation Rentals from Princeville via the trail located next to the Westin. Drop down the steep road and end up at Wyllies beach then head right to the main state park and
Sometimes, Anini Beach is too crowded to camp, so you just might want to do book a vacation rental ahead of time instead. Do some indoor camping and relax with all of the simple amenities. As you past all of the camping sites, you will see a dark brown wall that separates the camping site and the start of vacation rentals. Behind that wall, lie our Anini Beach rentals with upgrades like indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis with rooms for 3 families to stay in, great for family reunions.
If you are into fishing, you can have some breakfast then come out of your vacation rental and walk onto the beach and fish. There will be people walking the beach, but there is room to fish with your loved ones. Or wait until night and just enjoy some stargazing with your honey.
Anini is coveted for it’s shells. There are famous tiny shells that make up Niihau Shell Lei called the keheleilani. If you are interested in collecting a few of these while on Kauai make sure to look close! They range in size but are all so small they disguise well in the sand. Sometimes you can find pink and red ones here on Anini beach. But please don’t harvest them all, save some treasures for others who visit the garden island.
Staying at Anini Beach Vacation Rentals, you are perfectly located to explore many of the other exciting attractions on Kaua‘i’s North Shore. Just a few miles west lies the sleepy hamlet of Hanalei, home to the famous Hanalei Pier and Hanalei Beach. The bay is sheltered by the mountains as it forms a near perfect circle, making it another great family beach spot. Kids can safely play in the shallow, calm water and adults will love lounging on the luxurious sand and going for a swim. Build a sandcastle and watch the sunset from the pier – it’s a highlight of any trip to Hanalei!
If you head east from Anini, you can visit the Kilauea Lighthouse on Kilauea Point. Perched some 500 feet above the pounding surf below, this light is also a sanctuary for some of the island’s most special residents: the Hawaiian goose, or nene. To the west of Hanalei you can explore the scenic beaches of Lumahai, Haena, and Ke`e. From Ke`e you are afforded stunning views of the Na Pali coast and its jagged sea cliffs, while across the road from Haena Beach is the mythical “haunted” Maniniholo Dry Cave. The cavern is spacious and has a sandy flower, so it is perfect for exploration. What secrets will you find inside?
Speaking of secrets, you should only read this next paragraph if you can keep one.
Okay, are you ready? This is just between us…There is a secret beach on Kaua‘i’s North Shore. You’ve probably already driven past it and not even been aware. Between Kalihiwai Bay and Kilauea Point is beautiful stretch of beach known as Kauapea, or Secret Beach. Accessible only be a short (but steep) trail, this magnificent half-mile of sand can be your own private kingdom, complete deserted depending on the time of day (and if you keep the secret). Ringed by trees and the soaring cliffs above, this perfect expanse of sand is dotted with tide pools that are perfect for exploring. There is even a secluded waterfall. If you can keep a secret, and you don’t mind a little exertion to get there, this beach is well worth the trip!
As you can see, the North Shore has plenty to offer you on your next visit.
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