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Alternative-Hawaii Beach Guide to South Coast Lanai  

Lanai Beaches:
A Sampler

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South Coast
(See also Lanai Camping)

  • Call National Weather Service 877-5111 for Weather & 877-3477 for Marine Forecast.
  • Lanai offers a wide variety of ocean activities. However, there are no lifeguards on Lanai and some of its most beautiful beaches are remote and treacherous (especially during winter months). Exercise EXTREME caution before entering the water. When in Doubt, Just Stay Out!
  • See Common Hazardous Beach and Ocean Conditions that apply to all Hawaiian beaches.
  • For more information on Lanai beaches, please contact Destination Lanai at (808) 565-7600.
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©Ann Cecil
MANELE BAY
Approx. 8 miles below Lanai City at the end of Manele Road.

Only public boat harbor on the island. Shallow and rocky offshore - not for swimming, but excellent for snorkeling, diving, and fishing. Dangerous swells and currents during storms.


Part of the Manele-Hulopoe Marine Life Conservation District


©Ann Cecil
PUU PEHE (Sweetheart Rock)
Reached by following the shoreline from the left side of Hulopoe Beach at the end of Manele Road.

A large cove with a white sand beach. The legendary Sweetheart Rock lies offshore. Clear waters contain an abundance of marine life with excellent swimming and snorkeling. Site of "First Cathedrals" a popular scuba destination. Dangerous swells and currents during storms.

Part of the Manele-Hulopoe Marine Life Conservation District


©Ann Cecil

HULOPOE BEACH PARK
Approx. 7 miles from Lanai City at the end of Manele Road.

A long, wide crescent of white sand - the most popular picnicking and swimming beach on Lanai. Excellent snorkeling and body and board surfing. A large tidal pool provides a safe swimming pool for children. Dolphins often seen offshore. Dangerous swells and currents during storms.

Restrooms, showers, grills, picnic tables, camping.
Part of the Manele-Hulopoe Marine Life Conservation District

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