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Hanalei Beach, Hanalei

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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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  • Hanalei Beach was one of our favorite Kauai beaches for walking and swimming. It was never too crowded and it is approximately two miles of wide, relatively flat sand beach. Enjoy! 
    Hanalei Beach was one of our favorite Kauai beaches for walking and swimming. It was never too crowded and it is approximately two miles of wide, relatively flat sand beach. Enjoy!  more »
  • Beautiful beach, easy access, plenty of parking. Great place to watch the sunset. Beach is clean and free of rocks and twigs. Waves are kid friendly 
    Beautiful beach, easy access, plenty of parking. Great place to watch the sunset. Beach is clean and free of rocks and twigs. Waves are kid friendly  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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