Anini Beach

A.K.A. Wanini • Photo by Brad Dawber
Hanalei Bay

A tranquil stretch of beach protected by Hawaii's largest coral reef. Windsurfers enjoy these lake like waters and common winds. This beach used to be called Wanini. The , "W," fell off the name sign, rather than fixing the sign the name has permanently changed. Public parking, bathrooms and showers.

CAMPING PERMITS

Visit Kaua‘i County's website for info and applications

Things To Do
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Beach walks
  • Family days
  • Camping
Cool Because

The reef is huge and offers protection even in large surf.

Hazards

Strong currents. Dangerous waves breaking on outer reefs. Sharp coral and slippery rocks.

Topography

Mostly sandy shoreline with rock shelves and points. Mostly reef underwater with sand channels.

Not Good For

The narrow beach and shallow water are great for the little kids, but make it hard for really active beach goers.

Surf Forecast

6-9 ft.

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2.6 / 5 (553 votes)

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