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Lumahai Beach

Lumahai Beach Review

Lumahai Beach. Famous as the beach where Nurse Nellie washed that man right out of her hair in South Pacific, Lumahai's setting is picturesque, with a river and ironwood grove on the western end, and stands of hala (pandanus) trees and black lava rock on the eastern side. In between is a long stretch of thick olivine-flecked sand. It can be accessed in two places from the highway; one involves a steep hike from the road. The ocean can be very dangerous here, with a snapping shorebreak year-round and monster swells in the winter. The current can be strong near the river. Parking is very limited along the road, or in a rough dirt lot near the river. Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; walking; sunset.

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  • Address: On winding section of Rte. 560, near mile marker 5, Hanalei, HI, 96714 | Map It
  • Location: North Shore Kauai
Updated: 01-24-2014

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