Relaxation and Scenic Vistas on Kauai’s North Shore
One of Kauai’s finest beaches is located just past Hanalei Town on the north shore of Kauai. With wide expanses of sand and a backdrop of verdant, waterfall-lined mountains, Lumahai offers a beautiful setting for relaxing or taking a beach walk.
Enjoy Lumahai for its scenic beauty rather than for swimming because there are no lifeguards and this beach is known for its strong currents and pounding shore break waves. Hanalei Bay is just around the bend so you can take a walk at Lumahai and then visit the lifeguarded waters of Hanalei Bay for ocean activities. See Kauai Ocean Safety Tips.
On the westernmost side of Lumahai Beach is Lumahai Stream which typically flows gently toward the sea between the deep beach sands and a lava outcropping on the far side of the river. This area of Lumahai is known for its olivine mineral deposits which are often washed up onto the beach creating patches of greenish sand.
On the east end of Lumahai Beach is an area that is known by locals as Tourist Lumahai, perhaps because it is so picture-postcard perfect in its tropical beauty with black lava outcroppings in stark contrast to the crystal blue water and golden sand. This section of the beach is set quite apart from the river mouth on the western side and can be reached either by walking from the western end or hiking down a trail from atop the hill.
Few who visit Lumahai are not enraptured by its raw natural beauty, and you will often have it to yourself which makes the experience even more stunning. The scenic beauty of Lumahai is likely why Hollywood chose it for the place where Mitzi Gaynor would sing Wash That Man Right Out of my Hair in the 1957 classic South Pacific and today it is just as beautiful as it was then. Lumahai Beach is a memorable stop on any Kauai vacation.
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