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This large, crescent-shaped bay on the North Shore hosts a number of enviable beaches, which all share golden sands and clear, calm waters. The bay is protected by coral reefs, and along its two-mile... Read More
This large, crescent-shaped bay on the North Shore hosts a number of enviable beaches, which all share golden sands and clear, calm waters. The bay is protected by coral reefs, and along its two-mile stretch, folks soak in the sun, build sandcastles, and throw frisbees. Water activities include everything from fishing to windsurfing, swimming to kayaking, scuba diving to boating. During the winter, waters get a little rougher, but conditions at such beaches as Black Pot and Waikoko remain manageable throughout the year. In winter months visitors can watch the islandʻs top surfers catch huge waves far out in the bay.
Hanalei, HI 96722
- Best for Beaches Because: Hanalei Bay is centrally located on the North Shore and offers amazing views along with a plethora of ocean activities.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Taking a peaceful walk with your ku'uipo (sweetheart) along the bay is one of the most romantic things the North Shore offers
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Hanalei Bay is one of the most gorgeous beaches on Kauai, enveloped by lush cliffs and perfect for swimming, picnicking and surf lessons.