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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.HistoryThe 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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  • This was a tourist attraction. I could not believe how many people were at the beach and standing on the pier. The water did not seem that clear or clean to me, but it was shallow and the pier looked ...  more »
  • From fishermen to surfers, swimmers, stand up paddles, kayakers, body surfers, and people watchers you’ll find it all here. Hanalei Bay is a wonderful area and this pier was almost lost a few years ag...  more »
  • Did not rate it higher because of how crowded it gets. is a beautiful spot though and good swimming.  more »
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  • Hanalei Bay is one of our favorite places to go on the north shore of Kauai. Mostly tame waters in the summers and some good surf in the winter. This is a great place to learn paddle boarding. It is best to go in the early morning to beat the crowds. It does rain here though, all times of the year. So make sure to bring your beach umbrella.
  • Great photo spot! Beach was nice. Water was fairly calm. It was rather shallow which made it nice to walk out past the shore break. Great place for the family.
  • Beautiful! Showers and restrooms are available and you can drive your car directly on to the beach. Great for all ages and abilities.
  • Beautiful pier, shallow water. Saw lots of locals fishing on the pier. The views are amazing
  • One of my favorite views early in the morning is standing at Hanalei Pier while staying in Kauai. Nice beach area, does look like it gets busy. Close to a residential area.

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