Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Hanalei Bay has been declared one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here are a few tips for a visit to the popular breach. For those looking for a less crowded beach try Pine Trees Beach, a secton of this famous spot on Kauai. Keep in mind that Hanalei Bay approximately two miles long and 125 feet wide. The beach is located between Hanalei River to the east and Waipa River to the west.
Pine Trees is located at the Northern end of Hanalei Bay and a good choice for enjoying the sun with a break on the spacious grassy areas. Parking is off Kee and Ama Ama Street and shaded grassy areas are to both sides.. Pines or Wai`oli Beach is home to a lifeguard station, a perfect backdrop for a photo and a sign of beach safety with te dedication of our Kauai Lifeguards.
The beach is known for surfing. As always, check beach conditions that vary from surf up for beginners to the world class surfers.
Take a surf lesson, plan to swim, paddle or walk the beach. The Hanalei Pier is being repaired but the area is still worth the walk. The mountain peaks are spectacular and the sunset is unparralled. Perfect for memories.
Be sure to grab your beach supplies and reef friendly sun screen. Come home to Hale Kokio Cottage Rental after a great day on Kauai.
NOTE Hawaii’s law banning the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in order to protect Hawaii’s marine environment goes into effect on Friday, New Year’s Day.
The ban, which was signed into law by Gov. David Ige in the summer of 2018 after the passage of a legislative bill, was scheduled to go into effect three years later. The bill was supported by numerous environmental groups and opposed by retail and health industry representatives.