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Anini Beach Park
A great family park, Anini features one of the longest and widest fringing reefs in all Hawaii, creating a shallow lagoon that is good for snorkeling and following the occasional turtle. It is safe in all but the highest of winter surf. The reef follows the shoreline for some 2 mi and extends 1,600 feet offshore at its widest point. During low tide—usually occurring around the full moon of the summer months—much of the reef is exposed. Anini is inarguably the windsurfing hub of Kauai, even for beginners, and it also attracts participants in the growing sport of kiteboarding. Amenities: parking; showers; toilets; food and drink. Best For: walking; swimming; windsurfing; sunrise.