Lumahai Beach

A.K.A. Luma-Die (be careful!) • Photo by Douglas Peebles
Hanalei Bay

This gorgeous, huge, white sand beach is one of Kauai's most beautiful and most dangerous. The steep sand slope creates a strong undertow and powerful waves that break directly on the sand. Like most north shore beaches, summer time usually provides the best conditions for enjoying this beach. Dirt parking lot. No facilities.

Things To Do
  • Swimming
  • Bodyboarding
  • Fishing
  • Family days
  • Picture taking
Cool Because

"South Pacific" was filmed here, making the views from Lumahai world famous.

Hazards

Extremely strong currents. Some of the most dangerous shorebreak on Kauai. Dangerous waves breaking on rocks.

Topography

Long, wide sandy beach with rocky points. Mostly sandy underwater.

Not Good For

The mostly sandy bottom makes the snorkeling here a little less than thrilling.

Surf Forecast

6-10 ft.

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2.8 / 5 (227 votes)

not lifeguarded

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