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Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Hanalei Bay is located in Kauai. Put Hanalei Bay on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hanalei tourist route planner.
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  • Great place to come with the family! Most beautiful place on earth and and tons of activities close by. I recommend getting a house on the beach so you can access easily. 
  • This whole side of the island is why the majority of folks ho to Kauai . It is spectacular. A world that is out of a movie . 
  • Hanalei Bay is a great place to relax, people watch and swim. The sand is very soft, the water is calm and clear and its popular with locals. The pier is pretty cool too. It's a great place to jump in...  read more »
  • Very private beach. Not many people which makes it nice. There is a lifeguard. The waves are good sized but crash very close to shore since there is a little sand drop off.
  • This is really Waioli Beach Park, named for Waioli Stream, which is the first stream to the west. It is life guarded and has a bathroom and showers. The surf will always be higher here than to the east, at the Hanalei Pavilion, so you will see a lot of surfers in the beach break when the surf is decent- a lot of little kids with great skills, kamikazes really. The big folks will walk down to the Waioli Stream to take off to surf Middles, which is out about a half mile, and features long rides- a big place for long boards.
  • Great stretch of beach. Easy access and ample parking.
  • Nice beach, rainy side of the island. Water seemed a little muddy in the bay. Beautiful mountains surround the bay.
  • Relatively calm with some small waves good for a little boogie boarding and be beginner surfing.
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