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Kauai Snorkeling Spots

Poipu Beach Park
Poipu Beach Park's sheltered cove provides ideal conditions for novice snorkelers. Some of the best snorkeling is found on the far right side of the beach park. Location: From Lihue, take Kaumualii Highway (Route 50) west to Route 520 south to the South Shore.

Anini Beach
The water at Anini is very shallow in parts, and the reef appears to go on forever at this beach with the largest reef on Kauai. Anini provides ample opportunity for exploration of the underwater nooks and crannies at the reef's edge. Anini is okay for beginners, but be careful during outgoing tides, which can be strong. Location: Take Kuhio Highway (Route 56) north to the northern, (and second) Kalihiwai Road. Turn right and then stay to the left on Anini Road.

Kee Beach
Kee offers great snorkeling during summer months and calm seas. The famous towering cliffs of Kauai's Na Pali Coast rise in the distance. Snorkelers will see a wide variety of colorful fish, and very often, Pacific green sea turtles. Location: At the very end of the road (Route 560) on Kauai's North Shore.

Lydgate Park
Enclosed within a semi-circle of boulders, the protected waters of this man-made lagoon make it a great place for beginners. Lydgate has a nice variety of fish, including a school of colorful parrotfish. Location: From Lihue, take Kuhio Highway (Route 56) north to just south of Wailua on the East Side.

Kauai snorkeling providers

Other great snorkeling spots in Hawaii:
Big Island Snorkeling Spots

Maui Snorkeling Spots

Oahu Snorkeling Spots

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