Fodor's Expert Review Hanakapiai Beach

The Napali Coast Beach–Sight
Hanakapiai Beach is a small jewel you’ll discover after the first 2 miles of Napali Trail and crossing the stream. It’s a beauty, with fine sand, a feeling of isolation, and a tropical stream valley to explore. Unfortunately, the beach is only swimmable in summer under the right conditions as there is often a dangerous shore break. And, at all times of the year, it’s a sweep-away beach, since it is not protected as a bay would be. For relaxation, sunning, and as a solid refresher on your hiking journey, Hanakapiai offers a welcome and stunning respite. Best for: sunset; solitude. Amenities: toilets.

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Hanalei, Hawaii  USA

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