Lumahai Beach

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Lumahai Beach

Lumahai Beach Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Lumahai Beach, just west of Hanalei Bay, is a long white sand beach framed by lush vegetated cliffs. This picture-perfect location was used in the 1957 movie South Pacific. The Lumahai River borders the west end of the beach.

Across the river, the black rock cliffs and verdant hillsides of Kolokolo Point extend out into the Pacific. To the east, views open up to Puu Poa Point at the northeast tip of Hanalei Bay. With no reef protection and powerful rip currents, swimming here is dangerous."

Lumahai Beach Trip Reports

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6/10/2010
This is my favorite Kauai Beach! It's great fun jumping off the high rocks...but follow the locals to know where & when to jump. Summer time is best and if you walk along the beach south of the big rocks you can find some pretty shells. My friend found a Sunrise shell which is kind of rare and much desired to make a necklace!
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3/8/2010
Amazing beach; not to be missed. Trail down to the beach has a minor challenge in the elevation change; and can be slippery with mud or collected tree sheddings. Take the westernmost trailhead, and heed all warning signs. NOT a swimming beach but the waterfall created by the wave action over that amazing black rock outcropping is phenomenal. Lumahai is west of Hanalei Bay; the Lumahai River borders the west side; Kolokolo Point is beyond the river; Puu Poa Point is to the east at the northeast tip of Hanalei Bay. Kahalahala Beach is the nearest neighbor but hard to access.
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2/1/2009
The trail down to the beach is easy. Be careful of the surf however. There is no lifeguard. This is a highly photographed beach.
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Trail Information

Lihue
Nearby City
1.5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
45 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Hanalei
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