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Lumahai Beach

Highway 560, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #45 of 164 Attractions in Kauai
Type: Beaches
Description: 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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Irving, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There are two sections of this spectacular beach that are accessed from different parking areas. The eastern most section, closest to Hanalei, is accessed by a trail leading from the top of a hill at the west end of the bay. There are usually cars parked along the curvy narrow road in several small areas on the makai (ocean) side.... More

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good mainly for walking along the crashing surf. We were at the west end (the rocks are at the east end) where the beach is very wide (a long walk out to the water). We liked the waves, so we came back in evening, had the whole beach to ourselves, built a little driftwood campfire, and laid out under the... More

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Wheeling WV
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Best of a long list of amazing beaches on the North Shore of Kauai. Jumping off the lava rock into the ocean is one of the greatest experiences from an incredible trip to Kauai.

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Naples, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This beach is amazing. You wont see it from the road, but you do see all the cars parked out on the road. You follow a path down to the beach, easily accessible even with little ones. It is not a long walk. The sand is hot, shoes are recommended. Its so serene, the water feels crisp and clean. You... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is truly one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to. I was excited to come back to Kauai after 15 years just to visit this beach again and It was just as beautiful as I had remembered. It is a photographers dream... & although I did not swim, there were plenty of swimmers who were enjoying themselves.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We drove out here specifically to catch the sunset. Gorgeous views. Love the seawall made of black lava rocks next to the blue ocean. On a clear day you can see Ni'ihau which is really neat. I would love to return for more sunsets!

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Richmond, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I really loved this beach. The currents were too rough for me to get in a swim. Nonetheless, the beach was tranquil and just gorgeous. We stayed at the Westin in Princeville and wanted to see this beach. It took a minute to get there and rained off an on. But, it was definitely worth it. We visited 4 beaches... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Another favorite beach. Less crowded than haneli and ke'e. Beautiful views and water. Can take a nice walk. Water were rough when we went but able to go in and play in the waves a bit.

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Shasta Lake, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Lumahai is gorgeous but can be a killer . I used to swim at the east end and body surf the west end ( wintertime ) with Churchill fins when I was in top shape and body surfing all the time . There can be a nasty rip that will take you into the rocks or out to sea .... More

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