Following Rte. 56 from Kilauea town toward Hanalei This tranquil 3-mile beach is protected by Hawai‘i’s largest coral reef. Windsurfers take advantage of the lake-like waters and families enjoy swimming and snorkeling.
Hwy. 56 between mile markers 11 and 12 A short hike off a dirt road brings you to this secluded, white-sand, crescent-shaped beach, popular among surfers and gays, including the occasional nudist on the far end.
Aku Rd. and Weke Rd. A huge, crescent-shaped bay marks one of Hawai‘i’s most scenic beaches, where mountains reflect off the water’s mirror-like surface. The Hanalei Pier is located on the east side of the beach near where Hanalei River enters the ocean.