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“great beach” (116 reviews)
Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday

On an early drive out to Ke'e beach we hit a good steady rain, and stopped to see the pier and get a better idea of what the weather was doing. We walked out to the pier with hardly anyone else around and watched this...More

Thank SeabassATL
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hanalei has a beautiful, scenic, sandy beach wtih a sandy bottom. Small friendly waves were perfect for my girls to learn to surf. Safe, light current, wonderful place for a family outing

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful sandy beach with no rocks. The beach is gradual with reasonable size waves for surfing. There are plenty of shops to rent surf boards close by. There are showers to rinse off after swimming in the beach. However, the restrooms are not clean....More

Thank iqbal66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's nothing like a peaceful walk on the beach. Hanalei Beach and pier is the perfect spot to relax and listen to the waves roll in as you gaze upon the distant mountains at sunrise or sunset. Not to be missed!

Thank mnance64
Reviewed 1 week ago

large popular beach too many people for my liking prefer more out of the way beaches but overall good for swimming and scenery

Thank sckmommd50
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 18-year old granddaughter decided to learn to surf and chose this beach for her debut. The waves cooperated and she was able to stand up for the full ride on her first attempt. She enjoyed the time spent on the water, and we enjoyed...More

Thank Bernbag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hanalei bay is just beautiful. The area is the huge round bay on the north shore that is visible on satellite views of Kauai. The beach sits near hanalei bay village and can be accessed from many roads as it is immense. At the east...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach was one of our family (we have 2 teens) favorites on Kauai. There isn't much shade but there is lots of sand and it isn't very crowded (which is nice). The surf was decently calm when we were there and they kids did...More

Thank smileynvp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pier at sunset is a fantastic situation on any beach in the world but the calming water of Hanalei beach and backdrop of the mountains is a must-see! I highly recommend for families as the water is quite shallow and good for children. Sand...More

Thank Mercy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The locals like to say that Puff the Magic dragon guards over the beach. This is a must see beach and is wonderful for beginner surf lessons! Go to Hawaiian Surfing Adventures and ask for Pono and/or Evan! Great for boogie boards also. The picture...More

Thank Jodi B
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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.
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Response from Fitzsidu | Reviewed this property |
- you can swim here year round!