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Address: Transportation: Just past Tahiti Nui, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-241-6670
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Activities: Surfing
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Private Tour
$234*
and up
Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
Top Rated
$67*
and up
Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson

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Nice sand, no rocks Calm surf

Great family beach. Comfortable. Lots of places to park. I felt safe - no worries that I'd be carried out to sea. Bring a cooler and stay while.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great family beach. Comfortable. Lots of places to park. I felt safe - no worries that I'd be carried out to sea. Bring a cooler and stay while.

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Burbank, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

One of the BEST beaches on Kauai, IMHO! The little tide pools, the gorgeous view, shells and coral to keep you involved on the long stretch to walk, if you cannot stand to just lay there and sun (like me). But I have to humbly disagree with those that recommend it for family swimming. It can be extremely dangerous surf... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Safe swimming beach for families with amazing scenery surrounding it! Clean and not crowded. We kayaked up to the beach one day also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just simply beautiful. I haven't stopped thinking of Hanalei since we left 10 days ago. This place is so relaxing.

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful beach with mountains as the back drop. The water is quite calm so great for children to swim. You can also learn to surf here at the end of the beach opposite the pier. Lovely!

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WA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I went swimming and stand up paddle boarding at this beach. we parked ourselves on the left side of the pier where the sea was slightly calmer than the other side. The water was only chest deep at the most and so great for the less confident swimmer. We rented a paddle board nearby and my husband... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a must do beach if you visit kauai. Its been voted the best beach in America for a reason, the scenery behind the beach is outstanding. Go visit it.

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Even when it's crowded it's not too crowded. It helps that there is pretty good parking, especially for Kauai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was there for the new year and loved it. Not too many beaches like this in the world. Enjoy it while you can and soak up the the sun.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Nice quiet private beach. Everyone enjoyed the warm clean water. The sand was great for sand castles, and parking wasn't an issue.

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