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Almost two miles of beach on Kauai's north shore.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beaches, but sometimes shore break requires some caution when swimming. Unbelievable views of Bali Hai and the mountains that begin the NaPali Coast.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank astipano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was difficult getting there as there is lots of road repairing going on. Long waits to pass. We stayed only a short time not knowing how long we would be stopped and we needed to return our rental car and get back to our...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank BLMerce
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hung out at the eastern side of Hanalei Bay this time, by where the Waipa Stream flows into the bay...fresh water meets salt water. Not crowded, easy to find parking and a gorgeous sandy beach.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Overlooked Hanalei Bay from The Princeville Resort. Absolutely beautiful!! Definitely recommend taking the trip to enjoy the Scenery. One of the best in the world!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank shepromance
Reviewed September 16, 2019

Wonderful scenic Hanalei Bay with the pier and all the surrounding scenery. Can never tire of the views any time of the day. The area has recovered nicely from the flooding of April 2018.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Andy L
Reviewed September 14, 2019

Spent the last afternoon of our week-long visit here, and it was heavenly. There are more secluded beaches on the island, but at this point in our trip, we were looking for easy access and showers. Surf was a little rough, so we only waded...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kelly E
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Great views! great beach for kids! a must for family vacations! the cove keeps the waves small and you are able to just float and relax!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank stacieann831
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Large and relaxing beach. This is not a beach for snorkeling or swimming during the summer months. There were a few surfers out when we went, which are always fun to watch! There's a lifeguard on duty, who is quick to help those that need...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Katharina G
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Nice beach to hang out at. Loved that it was in a bay so the waves weren’t big. Didn’t see a lifeguard. Liked that people could do stand up paddle boarding and that there was a long shallow shelf of sand. Kids enjoyed. Beach itself...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank I4XEamyb
Reviewed August 14, 2019

This was the first beach that my hubby & I came to during our vacation. The sand was so soft and the beach was very nice. There weren't many people out there at the time which was nice so we just walked along the edge...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Denise S
June 25, 2018|
Response from riva9129 |
Here now and see no shells completely sand bottom no rocks, i have been all over the beaches here and nada. Mayne try over on the far north side directly across from the pier?
Steve F
April 22, 2018|
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Response from riva9129 | Reviewed this property |
Currently road are OPEN!!! I'm here now renting and it's amazing here. Are rental is like 100 yards from beach. Good deal, amazing weather, the bay is perfect. Roads open to Tunnel and Keiki.
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Lance12399876 | Reviewed this property |
Not much of a beach to surf at, very shallow waves that crash on the beach in some places. The best part of the absolutely stunning scenery from the end of the Jetty. You can jump off the jetty into the beautiful clear water... More