On Kauai’s north shore you’ll discover some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. There’s the Na Pali Coast, whose cliffs rise 4,000 feet above the ocean. And Lumahai Beach, where Mitzi Gaynor ‘washed that man right out of her hair’ in the movie South Pacific.
The north shore also is home to the quaint town of Hanalei, one of the earliest areas to be settled by the ancient Pacific voyagers. Beaches on the north shore of Kauai are numerous. The island is a wealth of crystal clear waters, sandy shorelines with inlets, private coves and more outcrops than other islands. The beaches on the north shore offer beauty and recreation that many others cannot match.
North Shore Safety
The North Shore is generally very calm in the summer, and much rougher in the winter. Use caution at all times but certainly during the larger waves and rough seas of the winter.