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Black Pot Beach Park (Hanalei Pier)

The short easternmost stretch of Hanalei Bay, alongside the rivermouth, usually offers the calmest surf among the wild North Shore swells, and is popular with novice surfers. It's also known as Hanalei Pier for...

Top ChoiceBeach in Hanalei

Hanalei Bay

A perfect crescent of golden sand lines the two-mile stretch of beautiful Hanalei Bay that runs west from the mouth of the Hanalei River. It’s divided into four named sections, though as you enjoy a beachfront...

Historic Building in Hanalei

Waiʻoli Mission House

Home to missionaries from 1837 onwards, this historic two-story dwelling lies hidden from the highway at the far end of a footpath that leads behind Wai‘oli Hui‘ia church. Set in lush gardens, surrounded by a...

Beach in Hanalei

Waiʻoli (Pine Trees) Beach Park

Offering respite from the sun, this park is equipped with restrooms, outdoor showers, beach volleyball courts and picnic tables. Winter brings big swells, and locals dominate the surf spot that’s known as Pine...

Beach in Hanalei

Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park

Pretty much at the center of Hanalei Bay, this scenic beach park commands a white-sand crescent just made for walking or jogging. Waters are typically not as calm as beside the pier, but swimming and paddling are...

Beach in Hanalei

Waikoko Beach

Protected by a reef on the western bend of Hanalei Bay, sandy-bottomed roadside Waikoko beach – literally ‘blood water’ – offers shallower and calmer waters than the middle of the bay. It’s thus the safest for...

Church in Hanalei

Waiʻoli Huiʻia Church

The green clapboard Wai‘oli Hui‘ia church stands on a huge manicured lawn just west of central Hanalei, against a beautiful mountain backdrop. It was originally built by Hanalei’s first missionaries, William and...

Beach in Hanalei

Middles Beach

West of Hanalei in Waipa, not far beyond Waikoko Beach at Mile 4 on the makai (ocean) side of the road is a small, scrubby parking area. Walk along the beach or look out to the ocean to see three surf breaks;...

Landmark in Hanalei

Hanalei Bridge

This attractive one-lane bridge is the only crossing over the Hanalei River, east of town. When it’s closed due to flooding or construction, there’s no way in or out of Hanalei.