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Brennecke's Beach

East of Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Great Snorkeling at Brennecke's Beach

Several large schools of fish, eels, trumpetfish, a turtle, a monk seal, and some fish we'd never... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A short walk to dinner!

We were tired and wanted a good dinner on the beach. This was our fifth visit to Kauai and never... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Poor2%
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East of Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Several large schools of fish, eels, trumpetfish, a turtle, a monk seal, and some fish we'd never seen before (although we have snorkeled often!) A great place for couples and families!

Thank JBurress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were tired and wanted a good dinner on the beach. This was our fifth visit to Kauai and never ate here before. The staff was very pleasant and we were seated quickly. Drinks were good and food was equally as nice.

Thank judyhQ3383TY
Reviewed 27 March 2017

There are almost as many turtles in the water as boogie boarders! And the nice thing is that nobody messes with them. Just a lot of people pointing and obviously very excited and surprised to see so many turtles in the shallow water and in...More

1  Thank hevans9040
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This beach which is just on the other side of the green space from Poipu beach, is completely exposed to the ocean, without a barrier, so it makes it better for surf, but definitely more rough than Poipu. Poipu is the nicer of the 2...More

Thank jrobba
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Love this beach. Great snorkeling when the water is calm. I like that there is restrooms and a great lunch/ bar place across the street. Nice swim spots and plenty of great sand for the kids and your gear. Places to rinse off and picnic...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 3 January 2017

OK, so let me start off by saying that this is not for anyone but good to excellent swimmers who are experienced. Entered on the middle of the beach, a nice sandy area, and headed to the left along the coast. Very nice fingers going...More

1  Thank ghotai
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Moderate level of medium to large fish close to shore. Very few small fish. Some coral but lacks color. Very well protected from waves but there is still a swell. Very difficult to get into the water due to rough volcanic rocks at shoreline

Thank James P
Reviewed 10 December 2016

And your water socks. Once you get out from the beach, Hawaii's volcanic shore makes walking a bit rocky for tenderfeet. But there is a protected area for the children as well as a slightly less protected area for snorkeling. The large park and nearby...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Nice place for the family, nice beach with roosters walking across the sand, great sandwiches at Brennneckes within walking distance

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This beach is perfect for boogie boarding (not for anything else though). My teenager, who boogie boards off San Diego all the time, was thoroughly impressed. He spent hours! And also got to ride the waves next to sea turtles. Awesome day.

Thank mumours
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we are heading to Poipu next week and have been there for a few years now (except for last year) and love to boogie board at Brennecke's beach... i noticed that various posts mentioned that there were quite a few rocks there now... is anyone swimming / boogie boarding there anymore? when we were there a couple of years ago, there was some sand in a crescent shape with rocks at the sides, you could still wade out and do some boogie boarding. is it still possible?
2 February 2016|
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Wendy C
We have been coming here for eight years and the body boarding on Brennecke's Beach has been the highlight. With the storm's damage, body boarding there is finished. My 12 year old is distraught. Anyone know of a comparable body board beach?
11 March 2015|
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