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Hanalei Beach, Hanalei

4.6
#2 of 26 in Beaches in Kauai
Hanalei Beach stretches along 3.2 km (2 mi) of sand on the island's northern shore. The largest beach on the island, four separate areas combine to form the bay: Waikoko beach, Wai'oli Beach Park, Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park, and Black Pot Beach Park. Coral reefs beckon people to both ends of the bay. While here, you can go swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, or boating. With waves up to 6 m (20 ft), the bay is also a great place for surfing. Camping is allowed on Black Pot Beach with a permit. See Hanalei Beach and all Hanalei has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hanalei travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Was told could stay South of Poipu, Hanalei North better if summer Beginner Surf and SUP. Indeed it is! River flows into a wide shallow Bay, guests can enjoy both sea and river. In addition to lovely Hanalei town. Book advance two boards, beach goods shop is along the road away from the beach, so the car shop should have to deliver. Therefore, who saw three hours from delivery until pick up for good!
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  • August 11, 2017
    If there's overcast the view isn't quite as impressive. When the sun is shining then this site is simply spectacular. The water is crystal clear and the mountains in the back make for an amazing scene...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This is my favorite beach on Kauai. It's never too crowded, the swimming is great and the water is so clear and perfect! The best part, in my opinion, are the views of the mountains that basically sur...  more »

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