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Lumahai Beach

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Address: Highway 560, Kauai, HI

The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It...

The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It is not a swimming beach but the views are spectacular.

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Lesser Known but Beautiful

We really loved this quiet beach. Walked across the "river" to the peninsula where you can walk along tidepools and reach a really neat area. There was a man at the beach who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really loved this quiet beach. Walked across the "river" to the peninsula where you can walk along tidepools and reach a really neat area. There was a man at the beach who made jewelry and other items that were beautiful. Was really fun to talk to him and hear his stories. Fun shaded area where you can park. I... More 

Thank jbla32
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We only visited Lumahai one time. During our time, it was hot and the water was too rough to comfortably go swimming in. My husband (as well as some locals) went swimming in the river, but I wasn't comfortable with the murkiness of the water as well as with the current. The beach is long and uncrowded; I might have... More 

Thank violinstringer
The Villages, Florida
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295 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The narrow road (only road) through Hanalei gets interesting, and narrower, as you head west. Which makes the trip fun! You will find this beach area along the western side of Hanalei bay, and can see the cliffs of Princeville to the eastern side. There can be a little rolling surf here, particularly through the shallow rocky area. The beach... More 

Thank thaward
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,058 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,682 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach, and the water is lovely to watch, but it's a very dangerous water area. Be careful and be satisfied with zooming in on your camera for pictures.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This can be a great place to visit...especially during the summer months or when the surf is small. During the big winter surf season...stay out of the water and OFF THE ROCKS!! Respect the ocean and high surf during winter!! "WHEN IN DOUBT...DON'T GO OUT!"

Thank skanoho
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Great little beach tucked away through a very small hike down a path from the main road. The waves can get really large, so stay well away from the rocks! Just enjoy the views and take some mesmerizing photos of the surf! Definitely worth a stop.

Thank John S
Salisbury, Maryland
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We were the only people on this vast stretch of beach the day we were there. The place is ruggedly beautiful.

Thank Randy P
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Love this beach but don't swim here. If you need to cool off go into the river that flows into the ocean. It's a perfect little spot if you have kids too. They can splash in a few inches of water, just be careful of the drop off. There is also a rope swing that the locals like to swing... More 

Thank AW891114
Riverside, California
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1,778 reviews
532 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Ok, sorry to be so blunt, but if you're reading this, you're probably a tourist. This beach is amazing, beautiful, secluded, etc, etc, etc. All true. AND the wish to explore the rocks and water lures tourists to their death here on a frequent and recurring basis! PLEASE DON'T DIE HERE!!! The seclusion of this beach includes nobody to save... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
St. George, Utah
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This beach is to die for! Prepare to fall in love with perfection! Truly a tropical gem! Enjoy life!

Thank sweetsunsets2015

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