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Hanalei Beach, Hanalei

4.7
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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  • This is an amazing very walkable beach surrounded by lush coastal peaks. It is very picturesque. It is also one of the most swimmable beaches on Kauai as long as you are alert to riptides.  more »
  • Just off the mail highway. It was a Beautiful beach, but our timing was not optimal to swim or snorkel. Snorkel shop was very honest about not renting us equipment as we should not be in any of...  more »
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  • Whoever says this is the most beautiful beach in the world hasn't traveled anywhere, it's a long and beautiful beach alright but crowded, no natural shadow, and difficult parking so not that great in the end.
  • Sat on the beach all day Saturday. It was amazing.
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