Anyone who has been to Kauai is familiar with the Hanalei Pier. The Hanalei Pier is not only a historical landmark, but a large part of our island history, culture and lifestyle. The Hanalei Pier or for historical reference The Hanalei Landing has graced the cover of many magazines, Hollywood movies, music videos, backdrop to thousands of wedding photos and the perfect place to just relax and watch the the sunset slide slowly behind Mount Makana (Bali Hai) and into the blue Pacific.
The Hanalei Pier to many is just that, a landmark, an object that frames up the perfectÂ postcard, but to many it is the memories of the first time you gathered the courage to finally jump from the pier and climb the ladder back up unassisted, the long summer days spent with our families surfing, fishing and picnic lunches. It is watching our children years later follow in our traditions, their smiles, laughter and the feeling of nostalgia rushing back as if it were yesterday.
The pier still stands, but the dry rot, vandalism and mere age of the pier has altered the appearance of this symbolic landmark. Built in 1892 Hanalei Landing was at one time the center of transportation of goods to and from the island. The Hanalei Pier at the turn of the century was an essential part in the shipping trade to and from Kauai the outer islands and the mainland. For the last 70 plus years the Hanalei Pier has been a recreational treasure for locals and visitors alike and now needs the help of many to bring it back to what it should be. A beautiful and safe symbol of Hanalei.
The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay has initiated â€śSAVE THE PIERâ€ť a project that has been the combined efforts of the State of Hawaii, the County of Kauai as well as leading architectural and construction firms to raise funds to repair the pier. If you would like to be part of this exciting project and community effort please donate.
To make a donation to the “Save The Pier” Contact:
Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay
Post Office Box 149
Hanalei, HI 96714