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Lumahai Beach

Highway 560, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #44 of 167 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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Folsom, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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44 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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