• Lifeguarded


  • Good For

    Swimming · Surfing · Snorkeling · Sunset · Beach Walks

Nestled along the iconic Hanalei Bay is the Hanalei Pier on Kauai’s north shore, the beach at Hanalei Pier embodies paradise. With its golden sands stretching beneath swaying palm trees and framed by verdant mountains, this idyllic stretch of coastline offers breathtaking views and a serene ambiance. The azure waters invite visitors to swim, surf, paddleboard, or simply bask in the sun while soaking up the island’s natural beauty. The historic pier adds charm and character to the scene, making it a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike to gather, enjoy the scenery, and immerse themselves in the laid-back atmosphere of Hanalei Bay. Whether you’re capturing the sunset, indulging in water sports, or simply strolling along the shore, the beach at Hanalei Pier promises an unforgettable Hawaiian experience.

Because of its popularity with the locals and visitors, parking can be difficult on holidays and weekends. Weekdays are suggested days to visit for visitors.

Beach Safety

  • Choose beaches with a lifeguard.
  • Before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
  • Avoid swimming during high surf.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended.
  • Never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out.
  • Listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report