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Kauai Beaches

Lumahai Beach (Bali Hai)

MapHanalei, HI 96754
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One of the most stunning and most photographed beach in Kauai, it was made famous as the location for the movie South Pacific. A large, wide beautiful golden sand beach is popular with a background of verdant foliage cliffs. Swimming is not recommended here since there is no protective reef barrier to guard you against the tumultuous sea. Dangers include powerful waves sweeping up unsuspecting beachgoers off the rocks into the sea, strong undertow and dangerous shorebreaks. It's a great beach to sunbathe and take in the incredible scenery. Access to the western part of the beach is located off Hwy 560 at Wainiha near mile marker 5. The eastern part of the beach separated by a lava rock of Lumahai is Kahalahala Beach. In calm conditions (summer), this beach can be a picturesque beach to swim in crystal clear warm water and explore the tidepools. No facilities or lifeguards. Park in the dirt parking lot. To access, hike down a steep jungle trail from the top of the lookout.