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Hanalei Bay, Kauai

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  • Hanalei Bay is gorgeous, with an expansive beach, pier, and picnic areas. You can see everything from kids building sand castles, to surfers taking on some fairly decent sized waves. The town of Hanal...  more »
  • Although it was too windy to catch our sail for whale watching and snorkeling while we were there, the time spent at Hanalie Bay was wonderful. Pretty sights and many surfers catching the swells. Tree...  more »
  • This bay holds a large beach and is jut a few blocks off the road, so it was less busy than I expected as you can't see it while driving by. The beach has a large parking area, and plenty of room. In ...  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.