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Hanalei Bay, Kauai
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  • Surely the Bay is lovely, definitely loses points for the ugly apartment complex built on the East side of itself. Definitely 70-80 years building completely ruin the whole landscape
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  • This is an absolutely gorgeous setting with an amazing back drop! Definitely worth a visit in Kauai and a place you won't soon forget! 
  • A trip to Kauai is incomplete without spending time at Hanalei Bay and the town of Hanalei. In the summer, the beach is wonderful and calm, very sandy bottom, a great place to learn to surf. (we did t...  more »
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  • Great stretch of beach. Easy access and ample parking.
  • 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.
  • I like the sand on this beach. It doesn't have lava rocks like some of the beaches I've been in. There's also a life guard just in case and a shower to wash up.
  • Nice beach, rainy side of the island. Water seemed a little muddy in the bay. Beautiful mountains surround the bay.