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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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  • Known from film and television, beautiful Bay for a few photos. There were a few surfers and anglers on the go, otherwise exciting nix! Unfortunately it was raining the night before much, therefore, the Bay was quite "dirty" and with branches and co to stranded. We therefore wanted to not bathe! Can you make time;)
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  • This is another free activity as ther e was a lot of activity near the pier both people relaxingg as well as the more active in the water. On the pier itself there were several people just enjoying wa...  more »
  • After the updatint of the pier, it is absolutely a great place to hang out, go fishing and just enjoy the Bay.  more »
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  • One of the best family beaches! No waves, no rocks, silky sand, a long shallow space (adult's hip or waist), shower, restroom and more or less normal parking. And the most important- stunning view!
  • Great for kids! 12 and 9 jumped off pier. 6 year old played in the gentle waves and sand. Up the river you can rent paddle boards and kayaks.
  • BEST BEACH I've ever been to. Great place to learn to surf. I've been to the ER after trying to boogie board at "Pounders beach in Oahu." I'm seriously lucky I'm not paralyzed. Stay to the left of the pier if your a beginner. There are bigger waves to the right out further. The backdrop is gorgeous (Think mountains and waterfalls)!
  • Beautiful iconic place. There is very little parking though. Don't miss the chance to jump off this pier ! 😊
  • Best sunsets in all of Hawaii. Cool vibe. Mountain backdrop is amazing. Beach parking. Awesome.

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