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Beach Review: Anahola Beach – Family-Friendly and Secluded

Kauai is the ideal destination for beach lovers. Here, beaches have sparkling waters set against gorgeous, natural landscapes that are second to none — it’s no wonder why Kauai is such a sought after vacation spot. Those searching for a beach with conditions for safe surfing, families with children, and calm walks along the water’s edge should definitely head to Anahola Beach.

AnaholaBeach Anahola Beach Park, which is set against the breathtaking Kalalea mountain range, is on Kauai’s east shore. If you are a beginner surfer, the north side of Anahola Beach is the perfect place to log some practice hours. The reefs prevent high surfs, making this beach a safe place for experienced teens and older children as well as anyone who may be intimidated by the sport. Not a surfer yourself? No problem. Snorkeling, diving, and bodyboarding are other favorite activities enjoyed at this beach. As Anahola Beach is close to the mouth of the Anahola River, be cautious when bodyboarding near the stronger rip currents found at the mouth of the river.

Visitors who are fans of hiking and leisurely walks will find that Anhola Beach Park is easy to navigate – a truly beautiful place to explore. The beach spans .42 miles along the shore, and there are plenty of ironwood trees and scenery to keep you in wonder for hours.

If you’re visiting Kauai with children, you’ll be glad to know that Anahola Beach Park has many plush sand pockets where kids can swim, play near the water, and build sandcastles safely. Fishing, scuba diving, camping, and sunbathing are other popular activities at this beach, and it’s not uncommon to see a romantic beach wedding in progress along the shore.

Getting to Kauai’s Anahola Beach Park is fairly easy. Kuhio Highway will give you a straight-shot towards the beach, and it’s located right on Anahola Road. Parking is available for free near the lifeguard station. Pack a picnic basket, put on your swimsuit, and go enjoy the pristine sands and alluring waters that keep people coming back to Anahola Beach.

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