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Hanalei Beach, Hanalei

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#2 of 36 in Beaches in Kauai
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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Hanalei Beach stretches along 3.2 km (2 mi) of sand on the island's northern shore. The largest beach on the island, four separate areas combine to form the bay: Waikoko beach, Wai'oli Beach Park, Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park, and Black Pot Beach Park. Coral reefs beckon people to both ends of the bay. While here, you can go swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, or boating. With waves up to 6 m (20 ft), the bay is also a great place for surfing. Camping is allowed on Black Pot Beach with a permit. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hanalei Beach by using our Hanalei trip planning site.
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  • Hanalei Beach was incredible! Such a gorgeous beach and we hit it on a beautiful, clear day. So fun to watch the surfers, walk the beach, and soak up the sunshine. 
    Hanalei Beach was incredible! Such a gorgeous beach and we hit it on a beautiful, clear day. So fun to watch the surfers, walk the beach, and soak up the sunshine.  more »
  • Easy access to beach; stunning views of bay, surfing, Puff, Bali Ha’i. Fishing from covered pier, picnic tables, restrooms. Back home, watch 1958 South Pacific movie— you will recognize the location! 
    Easy access to beach; stunning views of bay, surfing, Puff, Bali Ha’i. Fishing from covered pier, picnic tables, restrooms. Back home, watch 1958 South Pacific movie— you will recognize the location!  more »
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  • Best beach for learning surfing. Don’t miss this beach if you have plans to learn surfing in Kauai. Also you can kayak here. Very nice beach for activities.
  • Big and beautiful beach. I went around 3 pm and it was a big cloudy. The water was at the right temperature and we enjoyed on the beach. There are showers as well. We struggled a little bit to get the parking, since this is a popular beach.

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