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Lumahai Beaches



Lumahai Beaches
North Shore

Lumahai Beaches

Lumahai Beach was made famous by the movie South Pacific. Lava rocks scattered along the mouth of the beach create a waterfall effects as the surf breaks and recedes over the rugged terrain. 

The swimming, however, is another story. Strong currents, fierce waves, and unbelievable backwash make the water here unsafe almost all the time. The Lumahai' Stream, on the left, is sometimes cut off from the ocean during the summer due to large deposits of sand. In this case, cooling off in the fresh water of the stream is an option. 

A rock outcropping separates Lumahai Beach (West Lumahai) from Kahalahala Beach (sometimes called East Lumahai) a mere naming technicality. They are referred to both as Lumahai, which may cause confusion, since they are both very different.
  • Kahalahala Beach

    North Shore Beach

    This beach is to the east of Lumahai Beach and by many is incorrectly referred to as Lumahai Beach or East Lumahai. However, it's technically a different beach called Kahalahala, which means Pandanus Trees in Hawaiian. It was made famous by the movie Sout
    Kahalahala Beach: Swimming, Snorkeling, Sunbathing
    No Restrooms, Roadside Parking, No Lifeguard
  • Lumahai Beach (West)

    North Shore Beach

    This portion of Lumahai Beach usually has plenty of parking and is right off the highway. The Lumahai Stream, on the left, is sometimes cut off from the ocean during the summer due to large deposits of sand. In this case, cooling off in the fresh water of
    No Restrooms, Dirt Parking Lot, No Lifeguard

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Coming Soon! Almost always unsafe for swimming because of Extremely strong currents. This beach has some of the most dangerous shorebreak on Kauai. Expert surfers beware, dangerous waves break on rocks.