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Hanalei Pier

Address: End of Weke Road, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 800 464 2924
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Park Ridge
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The north shore of Kauai is beautiful and Hanalei Pier is a great place to see Hanalei Bay and beach. The pier is not long and has a covered area at the end with picnic tables.It is a bit hard to find so make sure you have good directions.

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Dalton Gardens, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Don't miss this beach and the pier. For photographers, use your imagination and you will love the photo ops. Some very good shots in the evening and even in the middle of the day if you use the pier. For families who just want to swim in the ocean...you will not be disappointed.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's "just" a pier, but what a pier it is. The view in unbelievable: mountains and oceanfront. We stopped and got lunch from Pat's Taqueria before walking out on the pier. This place is just so serene and peaceful. I would love to just sit and read a book here.

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New York City, New York
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37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you want to see the locals as well as a beautiful site for pictures and nature, then Hanalie is for you. The Pier stretch's out into the bay and offers offers great view of the bay and the surfers. Nice to walk the beach completely around and watch as the sun dances across the water and surrounding mountains.

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Seal Beach, California
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29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I vowed to watch the sunset every night of our stay until tonight when there was a downpour. The rain is warm but tonight the wind was strong. Nice shade at the end for a stroll in the midday sun for an easily burned mainlanders. Park on the sand, check out the hanalei river with kayaks and standup paddle boarders... More 

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Roseville, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

the views from the pier are something special, no where else I have been have such a view. the vibe is very relaxing, enjoyed the beach for 5 or 6 days on our 12 day stay. 7th trip to Kauai, my favorite place to visit.

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Laid back, shallow water and amazing views. The boats setting out in the water with the sunset in the back ground makes for amazing photo's. The parking lot is sandy and very bumpy. There are many fishermen and paddleboarders. I could have spent many days here but there's so much to see on this amazing island.

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Orange, California
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34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Small pier but great views! There is a small beach on 1 side and a large beach that follows the bay on the other. As you look out you see the backside of the mountains that make up the Napali coast and toward the bay the back drop is mountains and waterfalls

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Mississauga, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great place for views! Clean, spacious. On one side watching the kids on the smaller surfs - the other side watching the braver ones battling the big waves! Large beach, lots of parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a hopping place. Great views of Bali Hai. I could stay here forever. It should be mandatory scene on every Kauai postcard. Just gorgeous.

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