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Address: Transportation: Just past Tahiti Nui, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 8084820749
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Beautiful Bay

The bay is surrounded by beautiful scenery with a nice long pier in the middle. You aren't suppose to jump off the pier bit a lot of people do. The day we went the waves weren't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Guelph, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bay is surrounded by beautiful scenery with a nice long pier in the middle. You aren't suppose to jump off the pier bit a lot of people do. The day we went the waves weren't too high but there were still quite a few people out surfing and paddle boarding. The only thing with this beach is there isn't... More 

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San Diego, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love Hanalei. It's an absolutely stunning area of the island, and coming from the dry desert world that is Southern California, was stunningly green as well. The water is warm and inviting. This beach really does have it all. I was tempted to just get a tent and stay, never returning to my life back home. Alas, that wasn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. The beach is well maintained. A great spot for families. Lots of parking. Food truck in the parking lot and restrooms. Can't ask for more than that. Plus, an awesome view.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the place to walk the beach, watch surfers and enjoy the views or even take a surfing lesson.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 695 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a shame. One of the most scenic beaches on this island with a perfect oceanfront for surfing, swimming and enjoying natural beauty, but local infrastructure has deteriorated. We have been coming here for many years and it has gotten overcrowded while facilities continue to deteriorate. Parking access is not maintained so there are huge deep ruts and puddles in... More 

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Thank Malice6
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there in late January... water was too cold for me, but hubby loved it. Large waves, lots of surfers. Perfect spot for sunning.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach, clean, gorgeous view, good for strolling. Parking right on the beach. Pack a lunch and stay a while, or there are many wonderful restaurants nearby. It was not crowded when we were there in November. We were able to observe beautiful cardinals hopping around the beach. Beware, lots of big potholes on the road leading to the beach.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every time we have been to Kauai and gone to Hanalei Beach it has been busy. Being one of the nicest beaches on the North Shore of Kauai, it is worth a visit if you are there. The locals use this beach and the pier is a wonderful place to take pictures of the Napali Coast and the sunset at... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice big beach and good place for boogie boarding. Very pretty and big mountains behind cause a decent amount of light rain. Out of 5 islands this is my favorite overall. Shallow water and good waves.

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hanalei Bay Beach is a long, curved golden sand beach in the crescent of Hanalei Bay. The surf is too rough in December and January for swimming and body surfing, but there are the beach parks, the pier and kayaking on the nearby Hanalei River. The rest of the year this in an uncrowded beach park that offers pretty much... More 

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