We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lumahai Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Highway 560, Kauai, HI
Improve this listing

The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was...

The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It is not a swimming beach but the views are spectacular.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Kauai Complete Island Day Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 71 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
"Prepare to fall in love"

This beach is to die for! Prepare to fall in love with perfection! Truly a tropical gem! Enjoy life!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
St. George, Utah

Similar Things to Do in Kauai

Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
St. George, Utah
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is to die for! Prepare to fall in love with perfection! Truly a tropical gem! Enjoy life!

Thank sweetsunsets2015
Weston, Florida
Level Contributor
457 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible beach! The sand is beautiful, the water very blue and with very few people! Very easy to park but be careful there is no lifeguard so you can swim at your own risk.

Thank Pomerols
Ventura, CA
Level Contributor
161 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful beach. The beach is huge and long. The Lumahai River meets the ocean at the West corner of this beach and there is a long outcropping of Lava rock that extends into the ocean next to the river that is unusual and if you are adventurous, you can walk out onto the outcropping and enjoy the waves... More 

Thank Venturatravelers
Johnstown, Colorado
Level Contributor
129 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location to watch surf, but not place to swim and dangerous with river near by where it enters the ocean.

1 Thank William O
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The most beautiful beach I've ever been to!!! I went to the east side. You have to park in spots off to the side of the road. This beach is well worth the brief 5 minute hike down - part of the way are steps. We went on a morning that rained on and off so the trail was a... More 

Thank ShermanTRVLtheWRLD
Level Contributor
182 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This beautiful beach was made famous in the movie South Pacific. It is absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking to see and behold. Great place for walking along the beach. Use extreme caution if you go near the water. No lifeguard on duty, and is a very dangerous place to swim throughout the year. Spectacular scenery and breathtaking beauty make this a... More 

1 Thank Daryl H
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We couldn't swim here due to heavy surf and strong currents, but it was worth visiting. I felt like Lawrence of Arabia trudging through the sand on this wide beach in the wind.

Thank NewHampshireLovetogo
Bergen, Norway
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A beach you must not miss on your trip to Kauai. A short walk from the few parking spots by the road through an amazing forest. An incredible beach that is uncrowded and lovely with the cliffs and large beach. Just as lovely as the pictures!!

Thank TrineLovheim
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lots of reviews on how this beach is dangerous and I can definitely see that in the winter. In July, the waves were big enough to body surf. The sand was angled so that there was a decent pull back out to the ocean but nothing our 9 & 12 year old boys couldn't handle. Just had to be aware... More 

Thank D H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lumahai.... This was one of the highlights of the trip. Such a beautiful, majestic beach with monstrous swells and intense shorebreaks. Supposedly, its nickname is "Luma-die" Beach so I would not recommend for anyone, except maybe Kelly Slater, to go swimming at this beach as the current is so rough and situated on an extremely steep sand slope. Many people... More 

1 Thank citygirlexplorer

Travelers who viewed Lumahai Beach also viewed


Been to Lumahai Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lumahai Beach and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Lumahai Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?