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Address: Transportation: Just past Tahiti Nui, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: +1 808-482-0749
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Bali Hai

Many films have used this beautiful scenic beach on the north shore on Kaua'i. It's a nice escape although it can get "crowded" at times. Pack a picnic lunch or spend some time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many films have used this beautiful scenic beach on the north shore on Kaua'i. It's a nice escape although it can get "crowded" at times. Pack a picnic lunch or spend some time walking the shops in town too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waves were interesting, but a great beginner spot. Highly recommend as a beach in general. Bring a cooler, find a spot, and enjoy!

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked the entire crescent of this beach, so beautiful and tranquil even though there were quite a few people around.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hanalei, home to the stars, attracts people from all over the world. The actual town is just a few block wide and deep, but the setting is magical. The town, beach, and bay are surrounded by lush green mountains with towering waterfalls. Bali Hai views amazing, and the pier is pretty unique.

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited hanalei beach and found the waters calm and well suited for families. Further out in the bay there are waves for the surfer in you. Peaceful and very few people. Good for strolling and sunning

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Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on the south side of the Island, but made a trip up north. The northern part is more lush, at least this time of the year. But, the temperature was also a bit lower. This beach is lovely. Expansive and beautiful view with mountains. The water is much calmer here, so we saw a lot of paddle boarders.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I rate this beach average because it's the main beach for the area, meaning it's always busy and you can't get a spot to yourself, which is my personal favorite. But this beach is wide and long, the bay is gorgeous, and it's perfectly acceptable for non-snobs. :) Have a great time!

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is called heavenly Hanalei for a reason. It is truly heaven on earth. We have been many times and when we returned yesterday after a long stint away, it was pouring rain, mist and clouds over the mountains and it still brought a smile to our faces. Rain or shine, it is spectacular.

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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach has something for everyone. There are places where the water is fairly calm, and places where there is a decent surf. Nice beach for walking a good distance if you wish. There are a few entrances and parking places, with restrooms. However, they do fill early. The view across the bay and into the mountains is spectacular. Being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun, relaxing surf beach. We surfed for a few hours and then rested on the beach. Although it was cloudy off and on the backdrop is beautiful! There are also multiple waves you can surf-Hanalea reef spot a little more of a paddle, pier super beginning slow rolling, middle beginner to intermediate which we mainly surfed and one other more... More 

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