Anini Beach County Park

Anini Beach County Park
Location: northern Kauai, Hawaii
Length of visit: half day to overnight
Major draws: Cheap camping, snorkeling, chickens
Strenuosity: 1 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free day use, $3 per person per night camping
Additional considerations: Must purchase camping permit in Lihue prior to stay, feral chickens provide wakeup call every morning before sunrise (and sometimes around midnight just for fun)
Description: One of the best spots in Kauai to see sea turtles (including the very rare and endangered hawksbill), the offshore reef here protects a large snorkeling area from the large north shore waves. We moved our tent from underneath the beachfront trees the second night due to large numbers of roosting chickens.