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Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I love this beach! It is so quaint and reminds me somewhat of beaches in Australia! The board walk/pier is also very cool! This beach can tend to get crowded, so like most places here, the earlier you can get out there, the better. You...More

10  Thank USMC_Recon_2003
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 August 2015

In May 2015, a youth group from California, and their chaperones, were attacked by a group of local men at Hanalei Pier. The blogs about this incident reveal a hostile attitude toward tourists. It appears that there is a deep-seated hatred for non-locals, who are...More

12  Thank methinks2015
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Near Princeville, Hanalei Beach is just lovely. You can swim, snorkle and lay out on this private area with scenery to die for. Nearby is a shopping center and eateries.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a couple hours at this beach and walked from one end to another. The mountain backdrop is dramatic. One of the most interesting points was the saddest. We saw two ocean front homes that collapsed after a record rainfall of I believe 49...More

Thank cazcindy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many people in the water, so in we went. Well these were the roughest waves we’ve experienced, but so so much fun. We came back 2 days later and the waves were bigger, and no one was swimming, so we decided the best thing to...More

Thank K1512XXpeteb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water is pretty shallow in the cove and the waves are mostly gentle, although I would not turn my back on the ocean.....ever. The beach was clean and if you don’t have an umbrella,there is shade there. Restrooms were clean with flushing toilets. We...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this beach, it had a gorgeous view of the cliffs while enjoy the sand and sounds of the waves. A great easy place for kids to play in the water without worry. The drive to hanalei was spectacular and just breathtaking.

Thank lbstravelfun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just to be clear as of now this is as far north that you can travel due to spring flooding in Hanalei, Haena and Kee beach. Haena and Kee are still closed and damaged homes are still visible at Hanalei near pier. That said, Hanalei...More

Thank YankeeDevils
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second trip to Hanalei, but first to this beach, having stayed the first time within the confines of our resort. It was well worth the drive from where we were staying in Lihue, however, and I would urge you to make sure...More

Thank patmM2269DO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So you have a great beach with the mountains has a back drop. The water was perfect. Not crowded.. but then no beach was

Thank keithhX9566EB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning beach & great surfing/swimming. However, the local people or council should sort out some of the beach facilities. The mid - beach lifesaver tower has public toilets & shelter facilities behind it. The toilets are dirty & disgusting & a group of people appear...More

Thank michaelsT4954AU
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Hanalei Bay Resort so this beach was a short drive from our condo. We had the best time laying out at the beach, watching the surfers, enjoying the beautiful location and playing in the water. And to have...More

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10 April 2018|
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Response from twinmommaAlberta | Reviewed this property |
Just a few blocks. 5- 10 min max
11 October 2017|
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Response from sriley1941 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is an old pier, but very picturesque.
19 January 2017|
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Response from beachmiker | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the St. Regis or the best, Happy Talk Lounge at the Hanna Bay Resort.