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Hanalei Beach, Hanalei

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hanalei Beach by using our Hanalei trip planning site.
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  • This is my hubby's favorite beach and town in Kauai. He loves the backdrop of the mountains and the pier he jumps off! This visit he didn't enjoy it as much b/c of all the wood that washed on shore...  more »
  • We love visiting this beach. The day we were there there was a storm brewing that arrived halfway through our lunch...despite the downpour, it was still a beautiful place to spend an hour. Not too.....  more »
  • If you've seen the movie, this is a must as we saw the actual house where the scene with the Speer family was filmed. And do not miss a meal with music at Tahiti Nui  more »
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  • Whoever says this is the most beautiful beach in the world hasn't traveled anywhere, it's a long and beautiful beach alright but crowded, no natural shadow, and difficult parking so not that great in the end.
  • Sat on the beach all day Saturday. It was amazing.
  • Most beautiful beach in the world. About 2 miles long with a beautiful background of green mountains with flowing waterfalls. Great for kids in the summer. Good for learning how to surf in the inside. On the outside there is and epic surf spot, Hanalei Bay is amazing!
  • A great spot to chill on the beach. Don't expect to see "Puff the magic dragon" but it's a very nice spot to relax & enjoy the beauty on Northshore Kauai.
  • Awesome beach with a lifeguard and showers
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