Best Snorkeling on Kauai You Can’t Miss

In addition to exploring waterfalls, jungles, mountains, cliffs, and a variety of top activities, visitors can experience some of the best beaches in Kauai for snorkeling. 

Overall, the best beaches in Kauai for snorkeling are found along the north and south coasts, with a handful of other great locations in other regions of the island.


Anini Beach

One of the best beaches in Kauai for snorkeling is Anini Beach. Not only does this location offer a lovely sandy beach, but it’s kid-friendly and has plenty of facilities.

Make sure to get here early in the day as the parking area fills up quickly. it's quite tiny especially because it's shared with the nearby Pu'u Poa Beach.

Hideaway Beach

Tunnels Beach

The snorkeling area is larger than it might appear at first and offers big coral formations, underwater lava tubes, and a large variety of sea life.

The south shore of the island offers some of the best beaches in Kauai for snorkeling, particularly in the areas surrounding the towns of Hanapepe, Kekaha, and Poipu.

South Shore 

Lawa'i Beach

Not only does the reef offer a wide variety of marine life to see, but it’s also sheltered from the swell and perfect for beginners.

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