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Hanalei Bay is quintessential Hawaiian beach that will surely create lasting vacation memories. Highly recommended for the incredible ocean views, rainbows, and waterfalls. The beach is perfect for long walks and the ocean water is always refreshing. The mornings are best for family photos…
A Beautiful large Bay. Bring all your beach gear and just hang out for the day.
Hanalei has several lifeguards as well as bathrooms, pavillions, and showers -- a volleyball court -- several surf instructors. The town has great little eateries and shops. Check out Hanalei Strings for some great music. Chicken in a Barrell for great food.
This sandy-bottomed beach is a great place to surf, particularly in the winter when the swell is up. The backdrop of lush mountains and waterfalls make this one of the most scenic beaches on Kauai.
Beautiful, crescent shaped bay. Ideal for walking the beach, playing in the water, swimming in the bay, surfing, paddling and enjoying