Hulopo'e Bay Beach Park

4.5 stars from 6 reviews
Address Manele Bay Dr, Lanai City, HI 96763
This is Lanai's best beach by far and the most accessible as well.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: BBQ Grills
• Facilities: Camping • Facilities: Equipment Rentals
• Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Picnic Tables
• Facilities: Showers • Type: Kid Friendly
• Type: Shady • Sand Type: Powder
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Boogie Boarding
• Good For: Dolphin Sightings • Good For: Scuba Diving
• Good For: Snorkeling • Good For: SNUBA
• Good For: SUP • Good For: Whale Sightings

Matt Anderson's Take
Lana'i is a tiny island and doesn't have very many beaches. What's worse is that most of the beaches here are very difficult to get to and require some combination of a long drive, 4x4 vehicle, hiking, and even swimming to reach them.


Hulopo'e Beach is the rare exception since it has a paved road from Lanai City to the beach and a paved walking path from the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay as well. In fact, if you're staying at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay this is really the only beach you really need (unless you have a 4x4 rental car and want some adventure).


If you are staying at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay then you'll find beach chairs for you to use and the Four Seasons employees will even put fresh chair covers on them for you and set up an umbrella to keep you shaded. Those same fine folks will also walk buy with fresh fruit, maybe some ice cold water, or even mist you with water from time to time. You'll also have free access to towels, ice cold water, and even sand toys for your kids.


Hulopo'e Bay Beach itself is a bit of a crescent shape and has excellent powder sand which is great for building sand castles. It's quite large overall (relatively speaking) so there is plenty of room to spread out. It has bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, BBQ's, some nice shady tree areas, and plenty of parking.


You can camp here as well but that's probably not why you came to Lana'i, right? So the camping is more for the locals who should know that no dogs allowed on this beach.


We saw lots of local kids boogie boarding near the shore, making it look way easier than it is in the process. The waves break right on the sand here and while they aren't huge waves (assuming the ocean is calm) they can knock you off balance easily if you get caught in them.


Time it right, walk or swim passed them, and it's a great place to float around for a while. The water that crashes right on the beach is full of churned up sand but otherwise it's very clear water here.


It would be nice if they would add a lifeguard station here since this is where all of the hotel guests on the island are likely to be but otherwise we don't really have any complaints. It's not the best beach you'll ever go to in Hawaii but it is the best one on Lana'i.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 790
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This is a pretty good beach to hang out at, especially if you're staying at the hotel right here. It's easily the best beach on Lanai simply because it's one of the few beaches you can easily get to.
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Sue K
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 196
Likes Received: 9
A lovely beach and great for swimming. The facilities are excellent - the restrooms are clean and well maintained. You can camp right on the beach, although permits are expensive (this is Lanai!). We climbed some rocks to the left of the beach, and there were some great views of rock pools and of the waves crashing in. In relation to Lanai City, it is always warm and sunny at the bay.
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Teresa a
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 10
Likes Received: 0
The beach was picturesque with lots of white sand and some good waves for surfers and bodyboarders and swimmers alike. It is a great little spot to camp with barbeques and good bathrooms.There is a lovely rock trail you can follow where you see rock pools, sandy beaches and stunning views of the sweetheart rock. Well worth a visit.
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Dawn G
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 26
Likes Received: 0
I wish we had spent more time here. We tried to cram so much into our one day on Lanai that I know we short changed this little jewel. If we ever go back to Lanai it will be for the express purpose of spending the day enjoying this beautiful spot. There are restroom facilities, picnic tables, and great snorkeling. You can walk here from the ferry landing and it really would be worth a trip to Lanai just to spend a day here.
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Dewei T
Joined: Aug 2015
Reviews: 20
Likes Received: 0
Excellent beach. Very touristy, but in a good way. Easy walk from the Four Seasons and if you're a guest there they'll hook you up with a chair and umbrella for free. A great way to spend a relaxing day.
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Morosam
Joined: Apr 2015
Reviews: 21
Likes Received: 1
Love this beach. If you're staying the the 4 seasons they'll really treat you well here and set you up with chairs and an umbrella.
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