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Best Beaches in Hawaii


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'Anini Beach/Kalihikai Beach, North Shore, Kauai
'Anini Beach

'Anini Beach

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Located off of Highway 56, off of Kalihiwai Road (which forks to the left onto 'Anini Road) you'll soon find yourself along the coast and after a short drive at 'Anini Beach.

This 2+ mile coastline is one of of the most beautiful on Kauai and the views are stunning. Off shore is the longest continuous reef on Kauai, which makes this area of the coast some of the safest for summer swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, spear fishing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. The bottom near the shore is sandy which makes it perfect for children. In winter these waters can become extremely dangerous with a strong rip current.

Anini Beach Park is located about midway along the coastal drive across from the Kauai Polo Club. You'll almost always see beautiful horses in this field, often right by the fence. Anini Beach Park actually fronts Kalihikai Beach. The actual Anini Beach is located further down the road where it ends.

The homes on the mauka side of the road are some of the most highly desired and highly priced on Kauai. Many are available as vacation rentals. You may even spot some of the celebrities who are known to vacation here. One of the homes, the 4,000-square-foot Keawaihi Hale, was used for the Kauai scenes in the film "Honeymoon in Vegas."

Related Feature:

Exploring Kauai's North Shore

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