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“Great walking beach!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hanalei Beach

Hanalei Beach
Transportation: Just past Tahiti Nui, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-241-6670
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Hanalei
Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
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Orange, California
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“Great walking beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I love to walk on a beach where the sand is fairly firm and flat....Here you literally can go for miles - park near the covered wharf and head out - we saw no less than 11 waterfalls last week as we walked....and on the way back - the views of the water and the surf are lovely. Don't miss it!

Visited September 2013
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“Best on a week day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We have been to this beach several times and prefer it on a week day when it less crowded. We have experienced many great sunsets however we tried a Sunday and left due to loud music, unhappy tired children, among other unpleasant circumstances.

Visited September 2013
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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“Hanalei heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is where South Pacific was filmed and once you are on this beach , you will see why this is a favourite location for Hollywood films. The sand is glittery, the water turquioise and warm, the scenery stunning. Its safe, beautiful and there are toilet facilities there too.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Can't Walk Far - Go to Hanalei Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We've been to Kauai many times. This year we spent the month of August there. Most days we went to a different part of Hanalei Beach. My husband has a bad back and can't walk far. At Hanalei Beach you can park your car and walk just a few feet to sit in the level grassy area. There's no need to even walk on the sand. Most days we'd visit a different part of the beach. It's two miles long and there are a number of parking sites. You can take surfing lessons or just watch those taking lessons. There's paddle boarding, body surfing and of course, just plain swimming. It's a great beach.

Visited August 2013
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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“Wonderful for swimming and walking and chill in'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Lots of sand, calm when the est side blew us over! Lots of families on the Sunday but it adds to ambience.

Visited September 2013
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