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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. See Hanalei Beach and all Hanalei has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hanalei travel itinerary maker.
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  • Very calm Kauai beach, good for families and for swimming. There is some shade on this beach, and it would be a great place to set up for the day.  more »
  • I'm not an ocean person normally, having been raised in the midwest, but walking, swimming and experiencing the clear water and sunshine converted me. Great place!  more »
  • This is a truly magical beach in a place of many. Had to have my fix almost daily during a two week visit.  more »