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Lumahai Beach

Highway 560, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #42 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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Wheeling WV
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Lakeland, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stopped by here on a photo tour, and what can I say, I fell in love with the beach. It turned out to be my favorite beach on the whole island, so far. Stunning views, crystal waters, it was just so gorgeous. I hope to go back to this beach one day!

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

To be specific, we visited the east portion (near the 5 mile marker) of Lumahai, as it was recommended for safer swimming. My husband and I stopped by this beach while doing our own self-guided tour of North Shore beaches and WOW!!! This beach was our absolute favorite on Kauai. We were so shocked that the authors of Kauai Revealed... More

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England
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65 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stopped by here a few times on our journeys from poipu to the north shore. I loved watching the massive waves crashing - it was really peaceful here with hardly anyone around. I love that the car park is far back which makes it feel even more secluded. We came here another time with our lunch from Red Hot... More

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