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Hanalei Beach

Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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It was like watching a movie.

The waves were mesmerizing. Lots of family fun. We were in Hanalei for a wedding and we went to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Powell Butte, Oregon
via mobile
top 10 beach

There is a reason this is a perennial top ten in the us beach. It is amazing and nearly a 2 mile... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greg J
Phoenix, Arizona
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“boogie boarding” (50 reviews)
“soft sand” (25 reviews)
“body surfing” (20 reviews)
Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The waves were mesmerizing. Lots of family fun. We were in Hanalei for a wedding and we went to this beach twice

Thank Kerrijo1964
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is a reason this is a perennial top ten in the us beach. It is amazing and nearly a 2 mile horseshoe. If your looking for the Grand Wailea beach on Maui this is not for you. It is NOT commercialized and at time...More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach has the feel of old Hawaii. Local and laid back. Great surf spot. We were able to walk to this beach from the airbnb we were fortunate enough to have which was really nice.

1  Thank Marna C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Protected by a single lane bridge gorgeous beach try to vrbo here many surf and boogie board schools here

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 1 week ago

between the ocean and the mountain view, coupled with the taco truck in the parking lot, you could not create a better relaxation spot

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel concierge warned us not to swim without life guards watching as there were some rough areas. This beach has rip currents. We watched the life guards pull several people out of rip current. The life guards were constantly warning people to stay away...More

Thank ShariandFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids and older grandkids enjoyed renting paddle boards and jumping off the dock. Waves were a bit small for good boogie boarding, but everyone had a great time. No shade is available, so pack an umbrella. This is just a gorgeous setting!

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very busy at the beach but, very busy at the parking lots we found. Once parked, a leisurely stroll on the pier, and up and down the beach made for a nice, quiet day. This seems a quiet enough bay for family trips as...More

Thank DayZ2112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up to the North on a day mixed with clouds, rain and sun but wanted to experience the tranquility of the place anyways. Black Pot Beach park and Hanalai Beach Park are beautiful and while we didn't get clear skies to take in...More

Thank Ailton007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

-clean, lots of space -no shade, bring a sun-umbrella -beautiful clear water -cool dock to take some photos from -amazing sunsets, probably some of the best

Thank EmAyJayAy
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11 October 2017|
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Response from sriley1941 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is an old pier, but very picturesque.
19 January 2017|
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Response from beachmiker | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the St. Regis or the best, Happy Talk Lounge at the Hanna Bay Resort.
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2 January 2017|
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Response from Natalya A | Reviewed this property |
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