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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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Golden Sands and Rough Waters

Lumahai Beach is a beautiful crescent shaped beach of golden sand. It is not heavily visited so it usually makes for a peaceful visit. There is a rocky outcropping that is fun for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mike O
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lumahai Beach is a beautiful crescent shaped beach of golden sand. It is not heavily visited so it usually makes for a peaceful visit. There is a rocky outcropping that is fun for jumping into the water, but the water here can be treacherous. There are rip currents and high surf making for dangerous water conditions. During low tide and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went a few times to this beach. It is unmarked but I always found parking on the side of the road. I knew I had arrived when you start to see cars parked on the side of the road in the general area of the beach. You have to select the trail going down towards the left side to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lumahai Beach is a short drive west of the town of Hanalei over a series of one lane bridges. It's off the beaten track so it does not attract a lot of tourists - expect to find local families spending a day on the beach. The beach is a beautiful crescent shape with golden sand. It also has a unique... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I had always wanted to go where they filmed Mutiny on the Bounty to be able to walk on the same beach as Marlon Brando and Richard Harris has been a dream come true. I can just see it now HMS Bounty moored just behind the ancient lava flow with all the bare breasted native girls swimming towards the ship.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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