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Hanalei Beach, Hanalei

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#2 of 36 in Beaches in Kauai
Beach · Nature / Park
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Hanalei Beach stretches along 3.2 km (2 mi) of sand on the island's northern shore. The largest beach on the island, four separate areas combine to form the bay: Waikoko beach, Wai'oli Beach Park, Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park, and Black Pot Beach Park. Coral reefs beckon people to both ends of the bay. While here, you can go swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, or boating. With waves up to 6 m (20 ft), the bay is also a great place for surfing. Camping is allowed on Black Pot Beach with a permit. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hanalei Beach by using our Hanalei trip planning site.
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4.7
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  • We had so much fun here, we never took photos lol. Great place for families and parties with plenty of grass and sand spots to sit, with public restrooms and even a sand volleyball court. We did... 
    We had so much fun here, we never took photos lol. Great place for families and parties with plenty of grass and sand spots to sit, with public restrooms and even a sand volleyball court. We did...  more »
  • Ample parking, good amenities, and yes - the beach and view are amazing. Great for families with little kids. The area by the pier is busier, more relaxed waves for smaller family members. 
    Ample parking, good amenities, and yes - the beach and view are amazing. Great for families with little kids. The area by the pier is busier, more relaxed waves for smaller family members.  more »
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  • Busy area and wind surfing 🏄‍♀️
  • Famous for a reason. It lived up to all the hype for sure!

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