One of the most majestic places on earth is also a great place to learn to surf, frolic in the water, jump off the pier or just enjoy the incredible scenery. The sunsets are spectacular and the moonlight over Hanalei Bay is magical. There are four beach parks included in the two-mile sandy crescent shaped bay and all have lifeguards on duty except Waikoko Beach. Black Pot Park is located next to the Hanalei River mouth with tropical foliage along the river's edge and is a local gathering place with a variety of water activities. The Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park is a popular spot for picnics. The water is generally calmer near the pier. Waioli Beach Park is near the center of the bay set in an ironwood grove. Waikoko Beach is located on the westernmost section and is protected by Waikoko Reef so it's popular with snorkelers and families. Picnic area, tables, pavilions, grills, showers and restrooms are available. Located off Kuhio Hwy in Hanalei. Access beaches off Aku Rd or Weke Rd.