Hanalei Beach stretches along 3.2 km (2 mi) of sand on the island's northern shore. The largest beach on the island, four separate areas combine to form the bay: Waikoko beach, Wai'oli Beach Park, Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park, and Black Pot Beach Park. Coral reefs beckon people to both ends of the bay. While here, you can go swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, or boating. With waves up to 6 m (20 ft), the bay is also a great place for surfing. Camping is allowed on Black Pot Beach with a permit. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hanalei Beach by using our Hanalei trip planning site.
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Hanalei Beach Reviews
We have been at this beach a number of times over the years but this last Christmas and the 2018 storms have taken its toll. The road and parking lot have been improved but the beach is a bit rustic..... more »
Was very excited to see this place everyone talks about but there must have been a storm because there was a LOT of branches/limbs on the beach. Fun place to get into the water. more »
Whoever says this is the most beautiful beach in the world hasn't traveled anywhere, it's a long and beautiful beach alright but crowded, no natural shadow, and difficult parking so not that great in the end.
Sat on the beach all day Saturday. It was amazing.
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