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Hanalei Pier, Hanalei

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Hanalei Pier is a pier built into Hanalei Bay on the northern shore of the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii.
The wetlands of Hanalei Bay were used to grow taro by ancient Hawaiians. By the 1860s, the shrinking population of native Hawaiians was being replaced by ethnic Chinese people when their contracts expired on sugarcane plantations in Hawaii, such as the one directly to the north in Princeville. The new crop was rice, which was shipped to Honolulu to become the second largest export crop of the islands. After the annexation of Hawaii to the US in 1898, Hawaiian rice could not compete with rice grown in California and shipments declined.
The pier was originally built of wood before 1892. In the early 1900s work began to extend the pier, and it was eventually lengthened to in 1912. In 1921 the legislature authorized US$25,000 for a new concrete deck, as the wooden deck was too difficult to maintain in the tropical climate. Conney and Morris were selected as contractors, and finished the construction of the new deck by the end of 1922. A shed roof was constructed at the far end of the pier in the 1940s.
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  • Pretty view of the beach, hills, water etc. Very lovely and peaceful to be so close to the water. worth the walk.  more »
  • Love this place. It's a gorgeous beach (that's busy on weekends, but not during the week), fun to watch surfers and the pier is a great site to see  more »
  • Due to the flooding of April 2018, the pier is nearly inaccessible. A very sad situation, don’t even try, you will be disappointed  more »
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  • Great place to hangout and learn to surf! The waves are great and its not too deep. Perfect if you have kids with you!
  • Breathtaking views of surfing with an amazing backdrop. I will never come to Kauai without spending time here. This is a must see!
  • Nice public pier with plenty of space and good views of the bay and the mountains behind it. Fishing, surfing, and kayaking happen there virtually every day.
  • One of my favorite spots on the planet, right now because of flooding earlier this year the area is in a fragile state and even more so now needs the utmost respect and attention to keeping the planet safe. Please, we are all in this together & if we want to enjoy natures beauty we have to be mindful.
  • Spectacular place for pictures! Beautiful little pier got messed up in the storms so was closed when we visited... Also, was a brown Water warning, because of storm runoff so, not many people in the water. Wonderful bay with the pier, mountains and waterfalls in the background made for some excellent pictures!
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