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Beach Fishing



Beach Fishing

Beach Fishing in Kauai

Surf fishing is the sport of catching fish standing on the shoreline or wading in the surf. A general term, surf fishing may or may not include casting a lure or bait, and refers to all types of shore fishing - from sandy and rocky beaches, rock jetties, or even fishing piers. The terms surfcasting or beachcasting refer more specifically to surf fishing from the beach by casting into the surf at or near the shoreline. With few exceptions, surf fishing is done in saltwater.
  • Anahola Beach Park

    East Shore


    Anahola Beach Park is a local favorite because it has something suitable for everyone. It's located on the east shore of Kauai. Many believe this is the safest beach on the windward coast Kauai. White-sand shores are protected from high surf by a reef.
  • Anini Beach

    North Shore


    Anini beach is well known as one of the safest and most protected beach along the North Shore. A fringed reef runs the length of beach and is Hawaii's longest reef.
  • Black Pot Beach Park

    North Shore


    This beach is part of the Hanalei Bay and is packed with families every weekend. You will see tents and tarps setup for picnics, fires and BBQs. There is a grass lawn with shade for relaxing. You can rent surfboards and paddle boards. The mouth of the Han
  • Haula Beach

    South Shore


    This small pocket beach sits at the center of a large cove with a low, flat, rock shelf fronting the rest of the beach. Behind the beach are the highest sand dunes on the south shore. Adding to the rugged beauty of the area, waves have cut jagged edges, s
  • Hideaways Beach

    North Shore


    The Hawaii name for this beach is Kenomene, but it's usually just called Hideaways Beach, or the Pali Ke Kau beach. Hideaways isn't so hidden nowadays, but it's still a great Princeville beach to visit.
  • Kalihiwai Beach (Bay)

    North Shore


    This ironwood tree-lined crescent shaped beach has plenty of parking and is easy to find. Water is generally calm and the sand is great and voluminousness. In the winter this beach is great for surfing and body boarding.
  • Kapaa Beach Park

    East Shore


    Kapaa Beach Park has plenty of easy beach access and parking areas right off the highway in Kapaa. This is a good beach for strolling or biking. You can catch the bike and pedestrian path from here. When the surf is calm some swim at this beach but it's n
  • Ke'e Beach

    North Shore


    This is the last beach accessible by car on the north shore. Located literally at the end of the road, Ke'e Beach is probably the most visited beach on Kauai.
  • Kealia Beach

    East Shore


    This white sandy beach is about one half mile long and is a local surfing and body boarding beach. Swimming also can be good here when conditions allow. The northern end of this beach is generally calmer and better for swimming and body boarding.
  • Kekaha Beach

    West Shore


    This private long white sand beach is is popular fishing spot also well known for great sunsets and beach combing. This is officially the longest stretch of white sand in the state of Hawaii. From this beach there is a view of Niihau Island and Lehua rock
  • Kilauea Bay

    North Shore


    This bay is where the Kilauea stream meets the ocean. The beach here is Kahili Beach and is a poplar surfing spot. The bay is calm and a good fishing or kayaking spot. The stream has a slow current, and many times the wind will blow you up or downstream.
  • Lucy Wright Beach

    West Shore


    This beach is located near the mouth of the Waimea River and can be murky with sediment. The sand has neat green, black and golden colors. Camping is allowed by permit, but you may find homeless beach goers camped out from time to time.
  • Lydgate Park

    East Shore


    The best family-friendly beach on the island is Lydgate Beach Park in the town of Kapa'a, on the east shore.
  • Maha'ulepu Beach

    South Shore


    The beach is separated into three different parts: Gillin's Beach, Kawailoa Bay, and Haula Beach. The beach offers protection from the surf in parts and can be great for swimming. Fossils of extinct birds have been found in sand dunes along the shoreline.
  • Milolii Beach

    West Shore


    There are two legal kayak landing areas along the coast. This is one of them! Kayak landings are prohibited at all other beaches in the park, including Honopu and Nu’alolo Kai.
  • Moloa'a Bay Beach

    East Shore


    The swimming at Moloa’a Beach is ok during calm seas, but when the tide is up you won’t want to swim here. For the best experience check out southeast side of the beach rather than the northwest side.
  • Nomilu Fish Pond

    South Shore


    Nomilu Fishpond is bordered by Palama Beach. it is one of the largest fishponds in Hawaii and was created by a volcanic cinder cone. It's over 20 acres.
  • North Aliomanu Beach

    East Shore


    This beach is composed of two sections of beach north and south Aliomanu. North Aliomanu beach is gorgeous and serene. The waters are rocky and swimming is limited.
  • Nukolii Beach Park

    East Shore


    This beach is also known as Kawailoa Beach and offers two miles of white sand beach, which makes it the longest beach on the east shore of Kauai. The nearshore waters are shallow and somewhat rocky providing only fair swimming. Snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Polihale Beach

    West Shore


    This beach's is famous for it's gigantic 7 mile white sand shoreline. When rain comes to the west shore, it usually misses this lovely beach. Try a sunset here and watch the sunset set over Ni'ihau Island.
  • Prince Kuhio's (PK's) Beach

    South Shore


    This beach is a favorite for surfers. When the water is calm, snorkeling can be really nice (usually in the winter). Shore is small and narrow, not a great beach for shore activities. Some times of the year, the sand is nearly all under water.
  • Pu'u Poa Beach

    North Shore


    Pu'u Poa Beach is mainly used by guests of the St. Regis Princeville Resort and the Hanalei Bay Resort. Hanalei Bay Resort guests can take the steep and paved path that leads to the beach (or use the resort's shuttle). Guests of the St. Regis Princeville
  • Rock Quarry Beach

    North Shore


    This beach is easily identifiable because of the nearby Kilauea River and rock quarry. It's no longer a working quarry, but is still fun to explore. The beach has a large calm area which is great for swimming, but can be a bit murky.
  • Salt Pond Beach Park

    West Shore


    Salt Pond Beach Park is a wide, reddish-golden sand pocket beach on Kauai's south shore that is generally safe for swimming all year round. At both ends of the beach are rocky outcrops; a natural rock ridge connects the outcrops, creating a small lagoon.
  • Secret (Kauapea) Beach

    North Shore


    This beach is perhaps more well known by it's nickname, Secret Beach but in Hawaiian is known as Kauapea Beach. However, many locals simply call this beach Secrets for short. This 3,000 foot long north shore beach is known for its size, privacy, and scene
  • Shipwrecks Beach

    South Shore


    This sandy beach has a step shore break which makes it a popular body boarding beach. It's usually sunny and a good family beach.
  • South Aliomanu Beach

    East Shore


    This beach is composed of two sections of beach north and south Aliomanu. It's a beautiful stretch of sand and one of the lesser-known beaches on Kauai. South Aliomanu beach is more popular and is used by local families for fishing and octopus hunting.
  • Waiakalua Beaches

    North Shore


    This beach is a popular fishing location made up of two beaches, Waiakalua Iki Beach and Waiakalua Nui Beach. Waiakalua Nui jis just slightly east and is covered with beach rock. A rocky point separates the beaches. This beach is dangerous for swimming an
  • Waikoko Beach

    North Shore


    This beach is small and relativity hidden along the highway at the end of Hanalei Bay, can be the perfect spot in the summer for those looking for a tranquil place to sunbathe. Getting to the beach from the highway is a little tricky because you have to c
  • Wailua Beach

    East Shore


    This beach is at the mouth of the Wailua River and is a popular surf and kite board location. The water can be murky and the parking is limited. The beach is located at the mouth of the only navigable river in the State of Hawaii, the Wailua River. Wailua
  • Wainiha Beach Park

    North Shore


    Wainiha Beach Park is known for it's year round lack of swimming. In face Wainiha means "unfriendly waters". This beach has no reef and it's simply too dangerous for most activities. However there is more to do at this beach than swim.
  • Waipouli Beach Park

    East Shore


    This beach is between the Beachboy and Coconut Beach Resort. Good walking/jogging trail above the beach, however the water is usually not safe for swimming.

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