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Almost two miles of beach on Kauai's north shore.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the bay when we went on our boat tour of the NaPali coast. Beautiful, tranquil spot. Could easily have spent more time here.

Thank cgriffith1050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute small town on the North Coast of Kauai that has its own special charm, with small shops, laid back, very good food choices and exceptional beaches and views. Enough said.

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We use to love sitting on the beach near the Hanalei Pier or pavilions, but unfortunately the beach has signs posted saying water unhealthy to swim in. There were a few people swimming & shore fishing (yuck), but not us. Too bad, a beautiful beach....More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Princeville so this was closest to us. Love the town. Plenty to eat, shop, typical tourist town with Hawaiian feel. Liked being part of the town. Saw a movie star but said nothing. Tongue tied. Very laid back...like most of Kauai. Great...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I travelled to this beach in September 2017 and were underwhelmed with the amenities and this beach as a whole. This place looks so magical from the photos but that’s where it ends. There are better beaches to spend your time at...More

Thank brothertapdc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is one of the best in Kauai. There is a swimming cave close to this. Peirce Bronson lives here as well. It is close to the Napali coast were multiple movies have been filmed such as King Kong, Jarrasic park. I went deep...More

Thank jackson5555
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Went surfing west of the pier and it was great. 2 different breaks, one is perfect for beginners (right near west side of the pier) , other has slightly bigger waves (further west of pier). bottom is all sand

Thank Dan_Ottawa
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We were here with our two young kids. The water was pretty calm but there were some small waves for them to play in. There is a small parking lot for probably 15 cars but we got there by about 9AM so we had no...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It's just one of those places you have to see if at all possible. The views are incredible. Go to the pier and jump. It just feels life affirming. As will all beach parks we visited, there are grassy areas and picnic tables. Near the...More

1  Thank Ann R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our favorite beach in the world. In summer the ocean is calm here. One or two foot surf on a breezy day. Kids can play forever in two feet of beach wash. Body surf, or use a belly board it relive safety . Clean bathrooms,...More

Thank O7011TOthomasc
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Joanne024
21 August 2017|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
Not quite sure what your asking, but the beach has small waves and is sandy. There are chickens, roosters and feral cats out running around. Kind of fun to watch.
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charlielove19
7 September 2016|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
Well, if you are nostalgic this is the home of "Puff the Magic Dargon. If not, then it is a beautiful, tranquil bay o the north end of Kauai. The surrounding community is eclectic and friendly. The beach is not over crowded... More
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Leslie R
29 May 2016|
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Response from MrCooperlou | Reviewed this property |
There is a surf rental shop in the main shopping area next to Jojo's shave ice. I would contact them to see if they offer lessons or know who does. The rental prices are very reasonable in my option. Good luck & Enjoy! One... More
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