Wish the surf was higher but it changes. Water wasn't as warm as i expected, but I got used to it and it was great!
Peaceful uncrowded beachh
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We drove up to check out the beach one day and found it very scenic. We preferred other beaches on the island that are less crowded.
While staying in Princeville we visited this beach on 2 occasions and will return again if we have the opportunity in the future. The beach is located in a cove with gentle waves, soft sand and a wide beach. The perfect place to enjoy the surroundings, people watch and relax. It’s no wonder Dr. Beach named Hanalei Beach the best beach in America in his 2009 list. It is also the location where South Pacific was filmed with the mountain Bali Hi in the background. The pier was also used in the filming of The Wackiest Ship in the Army. Much history great beach..
We were in Kauai in November and as can happen there was a storm. There weren't many surfers out when we were there, there were kite surfers and one jet ski.
The waves were violent and surging. On less stormy days it is a popular beach for surfers, kite surfers and boogie borders of all levels.
Will have to go back to spend more time here.
This is a huge beach & gorgeous but it is pretty popular too. Lots of people surfing and having a great time. And where else can you look over your shoulder and see gorgeous green mountains. Really top notch and so beautiful.