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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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Great beach to watch waves & sunset!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
hayley d
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Folsom, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We weaved through the Hwy 56 westbound from Hanalei, enjoyed the scenery of mountainside on our left, and of course the clear and blue ocean on our right. After about 3 one lane bridges from Hanalei, we saw this gorgeous cliffs on our right and then some cars were parked off the road. I didn't see beach access but decided... More 

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washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

To me, Lumahai is a quintessential Pacific Ocean beach, as opposed to Hanalei Bay which is more Mediterranean. Unlike Anini or Tunnels beach, there is no reef at Lumahai to keep the surf far away. The water gets deep real fast, giving the impression that you are really swimming in the Ocean. Two large rock formation off-shore break the large... More 

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Austin, Texas
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59 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wow, this place is gorgeous. The waves looked pretty strong, but there is a side river area that is calm, but ice cold!! Great photo ops here.. and several people riding the waves.

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Irving, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

For those of you who remember the Original Movie "South Pacific this is the beach to visit. It's not the easiest beach to get to on the island, but it is really nice once you climb down all the steps built into the side of the hill. For the movie buffs, this is the beach Mitzi Gaynor sang about "Washing... More 

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