You can catch glimpses of expensive homes on the bluff above and water front of this beach. Anini is popular among windsurfers and campers. Follow the link for more
for overnight camping. The offshore reef creates a peaceful lagoon in most conditions and you can usually watch windsurfers from the shore.
Take Anini road through the residential area all the way to the western end and you will find a sandbar that extends way out into the ocean. This is a great spot for wading or fishing. Children like the calm water here and there are lots of very tiny sea shells right along the waterline.
Many of the homes you see along Anini road are vacation rentals, so check here if you are looking for a quiet north shore rental. The sale prices are high but vacation rental rates are sometimes reasonable.
In some places where the water is shallow snorkeling
can be very good. However it will depend on visibility and conditions. Pole, spear and throw-net fishing is also done off shore here, in addition to sea weed harvesting. The beach also has a boat launch.
In the summer this beach makes a great spot for sunset dinners, or just a relaxing spot to site and view the evening. It's usually empty in the evening and you can watch the big sun fade into the golden water.
This beach used to be called Wanini. There are two theories on how the W was lost. Some claim the W simply fell of the sign and others believe a local irate resident shot off the W with a shotgun, reveling what he believed to be the correct name, Anini Beach.
At the far west end of the beach, across the channel is Wyllie Beach