Brennecke Beach, one of the top body surfing and boogie boarding beaches on Kauai is known around the world. The waves consistently break throughout the year with the summer months providing the best and larger waves. The surf can get big, so be cautious when going out for the first time, however like most Kauai beaches, it is generally safe when care is taken. Most days, the surf and waves are perfect for those new to body surfing and boogie boarding, but watch before jumping in as intervals between sets can be upwards of 15-20 minutes or more. Have younger children play in the protected cove at adjacent Poipu Beach Park, just a short stroll away.
Perfect for…swimming, boogie-boarding, body surfing, beach walks, family picnics and BBQs.
Hazards…although there is a lifeguard on duty at nearby Poipu Beach Park, this cove is not monitored so be careful. Larger surf can break and strong currents can carry swimmers and surfers onto the sharp coral and slippery rocks.
Adjacent to Brennecke Beach is Poipu Beach Park, Kauai’s most popular beach destination.
Driving directions to Brennecke Beach…from Koloa town, head south on Poipu Road. Continue along on Poipu Road (HI-520) until you merge into the “Welcome to Poipu Beach” round-about. Continue around the round-about and follow the sign “Poipu Beach” (third exit) and continue for approximately two miles. Turn right on Hoowili Road and go approximately 0.2 miles and you will dead end at Poipu Beach Park. Turn left and drive another .25 miles and Brennecke Beach will be on your right. Some parking is along the road or you can park at the free all day parking lots at Poipu Beach Park and walk.
Don’t forget your sunscreen!!
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