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Address: Highway 560, Kauai, HI
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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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Good beach, short drive from Hanalei center

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
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The Villages, Florida
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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!"

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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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.

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Michigan
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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 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 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 

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St. George, Utah
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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!

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

What an incredible beach! The sand is beautiful, the water very blue and with very few people! Very easy to park but be careful there is no lifeguard so you can swim at your own risk.

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