Anini Beach Tours
Read MoreShow Less
A sprawling expanse of reef—1,600 feet at its widest and one of Hawaii’s longest spanning two miles—looms just off the thin strip of white sand at Anini Beach. Parrotfish, moray eels, trumpet fish, needlefish, pufferfish and much, much more color the clear waters, popping against the drab coral rock. A thin sandbar beyond the residential area on shore often hosts fishermen and waders searching for seashells within view of the lighthouse and offshore Island at Kilauea Point in the east.
Despite steady winds that whip up light action for windsurfers that sometimes cruise its length, the coral acts as a protective barrier for the shallows making Anini one of the calmest and best snorkeling beaches on Kauai’s North Shore.
Anini Beach access is located off Highway 56 on Kalihiwai Road where parking is abundant. Camping, restrooms, showers and picnic tables are all available here. Several snorkeling tours (that operate without boats) guide visitors through the underwater scenery at Anini.
Though the park is generally less crowded than those at Poipu or Hanalei, there tends to be more snorkelers and campers on weekends.
Beyond the reef and in the clear channels between coral mounds, strong currents can be present. There is no lifeguard here, so use caution.
Address: Highway 56 on Kalihiwai Road, Kilauea, USA
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Anini Beach
Spend a whole day exploring the best of Kauai’s beauty and culture on a tour combining land, water, and aerial sightseeing. Skip the car rental and let a local driver and guide show you the Garden Isle’s top sights, from romantic Hanalei Bay and the Kilauea Lighthouse to a bird sanctuary and historic sugar cane plantations. Catch a boat up the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto for a traditional hula show, and upgrade to soar over the entire island on a fixed-wing airplane tour.
Make the most of your time on Kauai with a private tour tailored to suit your interests. Select from an East and North Shore itinerary or a tour of the island’s West and South Shores. Your private guide takes you to numerous local highlights, including charming towns, the best beaches, secluded waterfalls, and other natural attractions.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Anini Beach?
The best ways to experience Anini Beach are:See all Anini Beach experiences on Viator.