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Lumahai Beach

Highway 560, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #47 of 157 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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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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105 helpful votes 105 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

It's rare for a beach to move me, but this one certainly did. It's a beautiful spot. Well worth visiting.

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Orangevale, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Lumahai beach in Northshore Kauai is quite possibly the perfect beach. While isolated, it is just about 2 or 3 miles from Hanalei town, a short walk off the road, virtually empty of tourists, and spectacularly beautiful. We have searched the world for amazing beaches, and this rates as one of our favorite for a peaceful, gorgeous, unspoiled beach. If... More

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Portland, Oregon
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The wife particularly adored this beautifully secluded beach on the North shore of Kauai. It was a welcome change from some of the tourist packed beached elsewhere on the island. We went in July and there were only two other families present. The water is pretty rough along the shoreline, so this beach is more for relaxing in the sand... More

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