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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This is a beautiful crescent shaped beach large enough to spread far apart from the people who were there. We waited an hour to get past the landslide delay on the main and only road to Hanalei. But.... more »
Outside of Bora Bora, this is one of the prettiest beaches I’ve ever been to. Gorgeous views/scenery and calm waters for the kiddos. Our family had fun jumping off the pier too. Only downside was... more »
Whoever says this is the most beautiful beach in the world hasn't traveled anywhere, it's a long and beautiful beach alright but crowded, no natural shadow, and difficult parking so not that great in the end.
Sat on the beach all day Saturday. It was amazing.
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