Wailua Beach

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Hanalei Bay

A large, wind-swept beach with the river mouth of the Wailua river feeding into it. Surfers frequently flock here to enjoy the wind-swells. The often murky waters here offer limited activities for the novice as well as limited parking. Roadside parking. No facilities.

Things To Do
  • Sunrise viewing
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Beach walks
  • Family days
Cool Because

Wailua is easy to access and centrally located.

Hazards

Strong currents. Powerful waves breaking on sandbars.

Topography

Sandy shoreline. Mostly sandy underwater.

Not Good For

Snorkeling - areas with sand bottom are not good for snorkeling because there is no reef to support a variety of fish.

Surf Forecast

3-6 ft.

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2.4 / 5 (360 votes)

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