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Address: Kauai, HI
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Almost two miles of beach on Kauai's north shore.

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USD 78.12*
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Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson
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USD 98.99*
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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
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USD 123.96*
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Drive and Walk Photo Tour

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Local hot spot

We visited the bay and the town. The town was bustling with local-made crafts, restaurants/cafes, and tourist shopping. It was a nice place to rest after a day a the beach.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lemonade-Diva
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Concord, California
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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the bay and the town. The town was bustling with local-made crafts, restaurants/cafes, and tourist shopping. It was a nice place to rest after a day a the beach.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, clean, peaceful beach. It is located on the North Shore, just past Princeville, and a bit of a long drive from Lihue but well worth the visit. The views are breathtaking there and along the way. This is the iconic beach where Hollywood makes lots of movies, including my fav Elvis Movie made in 1965. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely, clean beach with great views. My kids took surfing lessons from the Quicksilver surf shop and had a great time. It's also a nice beach to simply play in the surf. This is a nice day out.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hanalei Bay is a huge bay located on the north shore of Kauai. The small town is located at the foot of the bay where you'll find some great restaurants (try Bar Acuda) and unique shopping. It's also a very popular surfing spot as slow rollers drift in from the Pacific - expect to find upwards of 25 surfers at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be careful swimming, stay to close to the pier and don't turn your back. Very cool, Jurassic looking beach!

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are on the island of Kauai you Must visit Hanalei Bay. It is one the most beautiful places in the World. Amazing views and gorgeous beach It is a Do Not Miss Spot!!

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an absolutely gorgeous setting with an amazing back drop! Definitely worth a visit in Kauai and a place you won't soon forget!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to Kauai is incomplete without spending time at Hanalei Bay and the town of Hanalei. In the summer, the beach is wonderful and calm, very sandy bottom, a great place to learn to surf. (we did this on a previous trip). In the winter, the waves roll in. We were there in October, which was great because there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This bay was perfect for my young family and is very spacious to spread out and enjoy the waves. The whole bay was spectacular and found a parking spot very easily.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There are beautiful beaches around the bay, the pier and great views from various locations. A very relaxing well protected bay to visit the beach, go kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming or just relaxing.

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