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Alternative-Hawaii Beach Guide to the North Shore of Kauai  

Kauai Beaches:
A Sampler

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North Shore (Part 4)
(See also Lifeguard Safety Tips, Kauai Drive Guide, Kauai Camping)

Call National Weather Service 245-6001 for Weather Forecast & 245-3564 for Marine Forecast.
As lifeguard services may vary, call the County of Kauai at 241-6506 for current coverage.



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©Ann Cecil

ANINI COUNTY PARK
Located at the end of Anini Road off Kuhio Highway (Hwy 56).

Secluded beach, far from town. Site of one of the longest and widest fringing reefs in the Hawaiian Islands. Good area for snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing. Dangerous rip currents during periods of high surf.

Pavilion, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, camping.


©Ann Cecil
KALIHIWAI BEACH
Located west of Kilauea at the first intersection of Kalihiwai Road and Kuhio Highway (Hwy 56).

A wide, curving pocket of sand situated at the head of Kalihiwai Bay. One of the North Shore's most popular surfing breaks - considered some of the best waves on Kauai. Water conditions are dangerous during periods of high surf.


©Ann Cecil
KAUAPEA BEACH
Located off an unmarked dirt road that intersects Kuhio Highway (Hwy 56) 4/10-mile west of Kilauea Town.

The last long sandy beach on the North Shore. Popularly known as Secret Beach, it is one of Kauai's most popular beaches for nudism (illegal). Dangerous water conditions during periods of high surf.


©Ann Cecil
MOLOAA BAY
Located where Moloaa stream meets the ocean. Take Hwy 56 to Koolau Road to Moloaa Road.

A wide crescent of sand - good beachcombing. High surf during winter & spring generates very dangerous ocean conditions. During periods of calm seas, swimming, snorkeling & diving are excellent.

On to East Side

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