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Hanalei Beach

Transportation: Just past Tahiti Nui, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-241-6670
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Hanalei
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Super Gorgeous, Clean, plenty of Parking. A must see while on Kauai. Although I traveled alone it seems to be a very family-friendly beach and not far from shopping center!

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Port Douglas, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

That's it. Best walk on the beach ever. Great sand, surf, space and awe. This is a beach you don't want to miss.

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Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Beautiful bay, not crowded. Very good snorkeling right off the beach, and green sea turtles off the beach on the east side. Quiet, very relaxing.

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Los Altos, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Thanks to all of the wealthy transplants from mainland to north shore Kauai they have ruined it. The people that were born there can't afford to live there and these bored with life people are finding a way to close this beauty off for the rest of us. Shame on them.

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California
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735 reviews 735 reviews
534 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Stayed here, right on the beach in a beautiful old haunted Victorian house, with 6-7 friends, for two weeks. It rained pretty much the entire time we were there. I swam every morning for a half hour plus. The second to last day there was a shark attack just up the beach!

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Pacific Northwest
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Love this place...don't really want to share with anybody so it gets overcrowded but what a beautiful place! Lush greens, tall mountains, beautiful sandy beaches all yours!

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Go Early, the water is lovely, but get's windy in afternoon. Everyone recommended it locally! We went back to Anini Beach as the water was safer for the kiddos.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Hanalei Bewch was beautiful! The mountains were a bit hazy the day we were there and there were no waterfalls until after the huge downpour, then they sprung up all over the mountains; it was absolutely beautiful! We then walked around the town and enjoyed all the little shops.

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Latonia, Kentucky
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We took a helicopter ride earlier today and they said the waves here were supposed to reach 10-15'. We went waiting for the sunset and the waves alone are spatacular. Today is not a swim day but I hear this is the place for sunset pictures. Come here to mellow out and relax at the sound of the crashing waves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great sand for building sand castles. Perfect for long walks. We had a Make-A-Wish Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton and Hanalei was a great place to be !

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