Hanalei Bay's two-mile crescent-shaped beach is perfect for walking. Especially with that mountain—laced with waterfalls--as a backdrop.
In the summer, sailboats dot the tranquil bay and kayakers ply the waters. (Note: Not so in winter. Then, it's all about the big waves and epic surf.)
Some prefer playing football on the beach.
Lines form on the historic Hanalei Pier where the young like to jump, flip and dive into the water. (Note: Even though the signs clearly say, "Danger" and "No jumping" and "Shallow water.")
Some even scamper onto the pavilion's roof for more Olympian performances, in spite of the decaying roof. (Note: We certainly do not recommend this.)
Campers at Black Pot Beach Park wake up to a view of Hanalei Bay out their front doors and the Hanalei River through their wide windows.