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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
Yes
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Situated on the north shore of Kauai, Lumaha’i Beach offers exceptional views as well as exceptional displays of nature. From this beach you look out over a curvy shoreline and jagged rock formations to the Pacific with a backdrop of steep vocanic rock cliffs. In addition, large waves are known to hit this area, especially in the winter. Combined with the sloped, sandy beaches and ocean currents, Lumaha’i is often considered unsafe for swimmers. While conditions are not always optimal for your average swimmer, many people, especially locals, still swim, bodyboard, and surf at this location.

When it comes to amenities, you can consider this a remote destination. There are no facilities, parking is only in the dirt, and there are no facilities or lifeguards at the beach. While this means you’ll need to pack all of your own things, it also means that you’ll be at a mostly secluded beach where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic view. Also, with regard to the view, it was made famous when a movie scene from South Pacific was filmed at this destination. 

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Beautiful, secluded beach. Cinematic views.

Cons

Strong currents. No amenities or lifeguards.

Address

HI-560
Kapaa, HI 96746
United States

Features

Fishing
Surfing
Tide pools
Wildlife
Tide pools

Location

Field Guide

Comments

09/05/2014
Fun day with my wife on Kauai
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