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Address: Highway 560, Kauai, HI
Description: The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It is not a...
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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Take a walk along th esand to the Locals beach - still Lumahi on the far side.

A gorgeous beach, with quite dangerous swimming, if the swell is wrong. Stay in the protected area behind the rocks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Princeville, Hawaii

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Princeville, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A gorgeous beach, with quite dangerous swimming, if the swell is wrong. Stay in the protected area behind the rocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Loved Lumahai! We visited early summer, and it was a very nice day with perfect conditions. That blue pacific water and the black lava rock outcroppings. This was my bliss. This beach is not a protected beach, at all. And there are are no facilities here. So, just be aware that this is not the easy and convenient 'family beach'.... More 

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Burleson, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lumahai Beach is a popular and picturesque beach. This long stretch of white sand beach was made famous by Hollywood when Mitzi Gaynor spent her time on this beach washing that man right out of her hair, in the movie South Pacific. The beach is easy to reach by following a short trail down to the beach. I normally do... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our kids were desperate to ditch the van and hit the beach. We couldn't tell from the road, but once we got out of the cars, we realised that no one in our party would be swimming in the ocean here. The waves were stunningly vicious, so we let them play in the river, well back from the mouth. Some... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this beach late afternoon and were so pleased we did. The beach was not safe for swimming but the waves were spectacular! The rocks create a small pool near the entrance and this let us enjoy the water without feeling in danger. We watched the sunset from Lumahai Beach and there was hardly anyone... More 

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wow this is a great place to photograph the waves crashing on the rocks on the East end of this beautiful beach but in winter it is a death wish to even consider swimming here.

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We hit this beach 14 years ago young and single. Must have hit the swell right as the far east end you could climb the rocks and go for a jump. Not so this time, but still had a blast with the kids down the river end. Swimming over to the small rock cliffs there an jumping. Tides smashing in... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a large beautiful beach. It's great for walking, laying in the sun, and if you are into watching large waves. If you are looking for a beach for great swimming then look elsewhere at all for as the surf is extremely rough (at least in the winter). If you read more on this beach you will find reports... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lumahai Beach is one of the most beautiful spots on Kauai but its also dangerous. I used to walk this beach every morning I could manage and on more than one occasion I witnessed a rescue...including unsuccessfully. The beach is a mile long of wide sand bracketed by two outcrops of volcanic rock. These outcrops have tempted visitors for years,... More 

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Napa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

long wide strip of beach on the North shore -- the first beach after you leave Hanalei Bay. You head over a hill around a series foo bends and this beach is the first parking are you come to after you have come back down to the beach level. Parking area is fairly large. here is a stream coming in... More 

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Address: Address: Highway 560, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai

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