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Lumahai Beach

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Address: Highway 560, Kauai, HI
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The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It...

The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It is not a swimming beach but the views are spectacular.

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Luma-DIE = local name = so many deaths

Ok, sorry to be so blunt, but if you're reading this, you're probably a tourist. This beach is amazing, beautiful, secluded, etc, etc, etc. All true. AND the wish to explore the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Washington DC
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Washington DC
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554 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Ok, sorry to be so blunt, but if you're reading this, you're probably a tourist. This beach is amazing, beautiful, secluded, etc, etc, etc. All true. AND the wish to explore the rocks and water lures tourists to their death here on a frequent and recurring basis! PLEASE DON'T DIE HERE!!! The seclusion of this beach includes nobody to save... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
St. George, Utah
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This beach is to die for! Prepare to fall in love with perfection! Truly a tropical gem! Enjoy life!

Thank sweetsunsets2015
Weston, Florida
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454 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

What an incredible beach! The sand is beautiful, the water very blue and with very few people! Very easy to park but be careful there is no lifeguard so you can swim at your own risk.

Thank Pomerols
Ventura, CA
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162 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

What a beautiful beach. The beach is huge and long. The Lumahai River meets the ocean at the West corner of this beach and there is a long outcropping of Lava rock that extends into the ocean next to the river that is unusual and if you are adventurous, you can walk out onto the outcropping and enjoy the waves... More 

Thank Venturatravelers
Johnstown, Colorado
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159 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Great location to watch surf, but not place to swim and dangerous with river near by where it enters the ocean.

1 Thank William O
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The most beautiful beach I've ever been to!!! I went to the east side. You have to park in spots off to the side of the road. This beach is well worth the brief 5 minute hike down - part of the way are steps. We went on a morning that rained on and off so the trail was a... More 

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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful beach was made famous in the movie South Pacific. It is absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking to see and behold. Great place for walking along the beach. Use extreme caution if you go near the water. No lifeguard on duty, and is a very dangerous place to swim throughout the year. Spectacular scenery and breathtaking beauty make this a... More 

1 Thank Daryl H
New Hampshire
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We couldn't swim here due to heavy surf and strong currents, but it was worth visiting. I felt like Lawrence of Arabia trudging through the sand on this wide beach in the wind.

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Bergen, Norway
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A beach you must not miss on your trip to Kauai. A short walk from the few parking spots by the road through an amazing forest. An incredible beach that is uncrowded and lovely with the cliffs and large beach. Just as lovely as the pictures!!

Thank TrineLovheim
Boulder, Colorado
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lots of reviews on how this beach is dangerous and I can definitely see that in the winter. In July, the waves were big enough to body surf. The sand was angled so that there was a decent pull back out to the ocean but nothing our 9 & 12 year old boys couldn't handle. Just had to be aware... More 

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