Brennecke’s Beach







Brennecke’s Beach:

Aloha! If you are looking for a fun and exciting beach to visit on Kauai, you might want to check out Brennecke’s Beach in Poipu. This beach is famous for its boogie boarding and body surfing waves, as well as its stunning views of the ocean and the nearby Poipu Beach Park. In this blog post, I will give you a brief description of Brennecke’s Beach and why you should add it to your bucket list.

Brennecke’s Beach is located at the eastern end of Poipu Beach Park, which is one of the most popular and family-friendly beaches on Kauai. Brennecke’s Beach is a small strip of sand that faces a reef-protected bay, where you can always find a wave to ride. The waves are usually bigger in the summer months, but they can be rough at any time of the year, so always use caution and follow the beach safety tips. This beach is ideal for boogie boarding or body surfing, but not for surfing or other water sports. If you want to surf, head south to Poipu Beach, where you can find more suitable breaks.

Brennecke’s Beach is not only a great place to play in the water but also to relax and enjoy the scenery. You can watch the waves and the occasional rider crash on the shore, or look for sea turtles that often swim in the area. You can also walk along the beach or sit on the grassy lawn of Poipu Beach Park, where you can find restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and a playground. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a monk seal or a whale in the distance.

If you get hungry or thirsty, you can stop by Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, a casual restaurant that overlooks the beach and serves delicious lunches, dinners, and happy hour specials. You can also visit Brennecke’s Beachside Deli, where you can get cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, and shave ice. Or you can check out Brennecke’s Logo Store, where you can buy souvenirs and clothing with aquatic designs and colors.

Brennecke’s Beach is one of the best beaches on Kauai for boogie boarding and body surfing enthusiasts, as well as for anyone who loves watching the ocean and its wildlife. It is a fun and lively spot that offers something for everyone. If you are planning a trip to Kauai, make sure to include Brennecke’s Beach in your itinerary. You won’t regret it!

Fun Facts About

Brennecke’s Beach:

  • is a popular spot for bodyboarding and surfing, thanks to its consistent shore break and sandy bottom.
  • is named after Robert Brennecke, a businessman from Oregon who bought a house near the beach in the 1950s and later opened a restaurant and a deli across the street.
  • is part of Poipu Beach Park, which also includes Poipu Beach, Nukumoi Point, and Baby Beach. The park has facilities such as restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and lifeguards.
  • is home to a variety of marine life, such as green sea turtles, monk seals, spinner dolphins, and humpback whales. You can often see them resting on the sand or playing in the water.
  • is also a nesting site for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, which is one of the rarest mammals in the world. There are only about 1,400 of them left in the wild.
  • is located on the south shore of Kauai, which is known for its sunny and dry weather. The average temperature is around 80°F (27°C) year-round.
  • is close to many attractions and activities, such as Spouting Horn, Allerton Garden, Koloa Heritage Trail, Kukuiula Village Shopping Center, and Poipu Bay Golf Course.
  • is famous for its sunset views, which are often spectacular and colorful. You can enjoy them from the beach or from one of the nearby restaurants or bars.
  • The beach is sometimes called “Brennecke’s Boogie Board Beach” because of its popularity among boogie boarders. You can rent or buy boogie boards from various shops around the island. (we were surprised to find them on sale at Target and Costco near Lihue)
  • is a great place to relax and have fun with your family and friends. You can swim, sunbathe, play games, or just enjoy the scenery and the aloha spirit.

Directions To

Brennecke’s Beach:

If you’re looking for a fun day at the beach,  and you are near the south shore, To get to Brennecke’s Beach from Lihue:

  • Take Kaumualii Highway (HI-50) west from Lihue.
  • Turn right onto Maluhia Road (HI-520) and follow it until it ends at Koloa Road.
  • Turn left onto Koloa Road and then right onto Poipu Road.
  • Stay on Poipu Road until you reach Hoowili Road.
  • Turn right onto Hoowili Road and then left onto Hoone Road.
  • You’ll see Brennecke’s Beach on your right, across from Poipu Beach Park.

Enjoy your day at the beach!