The Beach Guide

Anakena

It’s not often you get to mix up a day at the beach with a viewing of some of the world’s most iconic archaeological monuments, but this is exactly what you get at Anakena beach on Easter Island. Anakena is home to a set of moai; these are the huge carved stone figureheads that Easter Island is famous for. The Ahu Nao-Nao stones at Anakena are a set of 7 such statues located right by the beach. I would have said overlooking, but they actually face inland. It is rare for any of these moai to have been set facing out to sea.
Anakena has further historical significance in that it is believed to have been where Hotu Matua, the first settler of the islands, disembarked. It is said that one of the many caves along the beach was this king?s home.

The beach at Anakena is composed of white coral sand and is one of only two sandy beaches on Easter Island. This pacific beach is fringed with palm trees and is almost as deep as it is wide.
The coconut palm trees at Anakena were actually reintroduced from Tahiti as virtually all the trees on the island were cut down to make and transport the Moai. The story of Easter Island and how the islanders virtually made themselves extinct is one of history’s greatest ironies and forms the storyline to the movie 1994 Rapa Nui.

There are plenty of facilities at Anakena.These include a car park, changing rooms, toilets and a picnic are amongst the palm trees - just remember to keep an ear open for the sound of falling coconuts!

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Anakena Weather Info

Current weather (Sun Feb 23rd 17:00)

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°C / 32°F

Sea temperature
24.7°C
76.5°F
Wind N
Rain mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
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5 Day Anakena UV Index

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Anakena tide times & sea state

  • Sun 23/02 »
    Surf report for Sun 23/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
    13:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
    19:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    Low 2:30am (1.26m)
    High 8:02am (1.70m)
    Low 1:29pm (1.30m)
    High 8:35pm (2.14m)
    Daylight
    First light07:42
    Sunrise08:06
    Sunset20:54
    Dark21:18
  • Mon 24/02 »
    Surf report for Mon 24/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
    13:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
    19:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:50am (1.28m)
    High 9:52am (1.72m)
    Low 3:15pm (1.41m)
    High 10:02pm (2.05m)
    Daylight
    First light07:43
    Sunrise08:07
    Sunset20:53
    Dark21:17
  • Tue 25/02 »
    Surf report for Tue 25/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 7ft 17s  °  ° 15mph
    13:00 8ft 16s  °  ° 14mph
    19:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 15mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:05am (1.23m)
    High 11:25am (1.85m)
    Low 5:08pm (1.37m)
    High 11:22pm (2.03m)
    Daylight
    First light07:44
    Sunrise08:07
    Sunset20:52
    Dark21:16
  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
    13:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 16mph
    19:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:57am (1.15m)
    High 12:20pm (2.02m)
    Low 6:20pm (1.26m)
    Daylight
    First light07:44
    Sunrise08:08
    Sunset20:52
    Dark21:15
  • Thu 27/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 27/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
    13:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
    19:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
    Tide times
    High 12:20am (2.05m)
    Low 6:35am (1.07m)
    High 12:57pm (2.19m)
    Low 7:09pm (1.13m)
    Daylight
    First light07:45
    Sunrise08:08
    Sunset20:51
    Dark21:14
  • Fri 28/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 28/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    10:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 17mph
    16:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    High 1:02am (2.08m)
    Low 7:04am (0.99m)
    High 1:27pm (2.36m)
    Low 7:46pm (1.01m)
    Daylight
    First light07:46
    Sunrise08:09
    Sunset20:50
    Dark21:13

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