Fodor's Expert Review Anahola Beach Park
Anahola is part of the Hawaiian Homelands on Kauai, so Anahola Beach Park is definitely a locals' hangout, especially for families with small children. The shallow and calm water at the beach road's end is tucked behind a curving finger of land and perfect for young ones. As the beach winds closer to the river mouth, there's less protection and a shore break favorable for body boarders if the trades are light or kona (south) winds are present. The long, sandy beach is nice for a morning or evening stroll, but the campground often makes this beach busier in summer. Amenities: lifeguards; parking;showers; toilets. Best for: surfing; swimming; walking.