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Almost two miles of beach on Kauai's north shore.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are beautiful beaches in Hanalei Bay but you've got to be very lucky to find a place to park. But the effort will be very well rewarded because of the crystal clear water and the slow rolling surf. The water stays very shallow so...More

Thank Fred N
Reviewed yesterday

Hanalei Bay is beautiful. It is somewhat remote and there are Roosters, Chickens and Ferrel Cats in abundance. There are little cooking stands along the road cooking Huli Huli Chicken. The wife and I just couldn't do it. You have to wonder, where did those...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just went down to have a swim at Hanalei Bay it was glorious. Beautiful clear blue water, amazing mountain scenery. We even jumped off the pier and swam to shore, just lovely.

Thank Lance12399876
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hanalei Bay is located on the northern tip of Kauai next to the town of Hanalei. This is the largest bay on the north shore of Kauai and has a large beach area. Scenes from the movies The Descendants and South Pacific were filmed on...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a narrow small beach but I found some really great sea glass here on my visit. You can walk and or drive to other areas to get more sandy beach areas. Worth a stop if close by.

Thank Ruthann K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, my jaw dropped when we pulled up to the pier. Crystal blue waters, green mountains in the back. We got there kind of early, say 10am and it was pretty quiet. Lots of locals hanging out, jumping of the pier. Quiet water makes it...More

Thank Kayley G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hanalei Bay is a wonderful beach. You can drive right out on the sand, set up a canopy and enjoy a day on the beach. The waters are calm and warm so bring your water toys, floats and SUPs. There is a taco truck that...More

1  Thank eCRen19
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Sand, Surf and Sun... What more could you ask for? What a Beautiful Island. Peaceful and relaxing location to enjoy the Blue Pacific and Sandy Beaches.

1  Thank Don C
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Very calm clear water beach with amazing views. Great for all ages and levels of beach /water enjoyment. Little tricky to get to because of the right roads and potholes but it is worth it! Our favorite beach on the island! Be sure to walk...More

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great waves, we went here for surfing lessons and it was almost perfect! Can't control the waves/weather of course but we got to learn how to surf and did so successfully a bunch. Plenty of other regulars out there too. Wonderful little beach!

Thank Mitchell M
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What is so special about this location?
8 September 2016|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
Well, if you are nostalgic this is the home of "Puff the Magic Dargon. If not, then it is a beautiful, tranquil bay o the north end of Kauai. The surrounding community is eclectic and friendly. The beach is not over crowded... More
Leslie R
Do they offer surf lessons there?
29 May 2016|
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Response from MrCooperlou | Reviewed this property |
There is a surf rental shop in the main shopping area next to Jojo's shave ice. I would contact them to see if they offer lessons or know who does. The rental prices are very reasonable in my option. Good luck & Enjoy! One... More
Best restaurant in Hanalei?
14 February 2015|
Response from Bob S |
Tahiti Nui.