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Hanalei Bay, Kauai

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  • This is a great place to stop just north of Princeville. Pick up a lunch in Hanalei and enjoy it out on the pier. Great place to hangout, swim, and watch the surfers. Popular place for families too. G...  more »
  • Relaxing beach for the day. Drove in from lihue and stopped for a few hours to sun bathe. Perfect for just chilling out 
  • Hanalei Bay offers beautiful sand and a gorgeous beach setting. The surf is great for boogie boarding and surfing. It is a great place to watch surfers catching some pretty good waves! When we were th...  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.