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North-Shore Kauai is one of the most scenic places in the world. Here you will find miles of beautiful white sand beaches, lush rainforests and mountain waterfalls that empty into fern lined pools. The movies "South Pacific," "Six Days Seven Nights," and "Jurassic Park" were all filmed on Kauai's North Shore. There are numerous attractions in the area including the Na Pali Coast, Anini Beach, Hanalei Valley, Kilauea Lighthouse and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. The North Coast is home to Princeville, the largest development on the island with world-class golf courses, restaurants, spas and shopping. The quaint town of Hanalei is also on Kauai's North Shore and is believed to be one of the earliest areas settled by ancient Pacific voyagers. You will find almost any type of outdoors activity in the area including swimming, snorkeling, hiking, boating, surfing, boogie-boarding, helicopter rides, kayaking excursions and more. Or, if you prefer, you can simply sit on one of the warm beaches and let the tropical tradewinds and ocean waves lull you to sleep. Eat in fine restaurants or small local cafes, shop for art and antiques, or visit a farmer's market and taste fresh fruit in season. It's all here on Kauai's spectacular North Shore.

Surrounding areas: Princeville, Hawaii (1.4 mi), Hanalei, Hawaii (2.7 mi), Kilauea, Hawaii (3.7 mi), Kalihiwai, Hawaii (4.8 mi), Wainiha, Hawaii (5.1 mi), Haena, Hawaii (6.3 mi), Moloaa Bay, Hawaii (8.5 mi)

North Shore Vacation Rentals




North Shore Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Ka'eo Kai3970 Wyllie RdPrinceville, HI (808) 826-6549
Hanalei Bay Resort & Suites5380 Honoiki RdPrinceville Kauai, HI2.0 mi.(800) 367-5004
Hale Tutu7230 Aina Pono StKapaa, HI11.9 mi.(808) 821-0697
Aloha Beach Resort Kauai3-5920 Kuhio HwyKapaa, HI13.4 mi.(808) 823-6000
Courtyard By Marriott Kauai At Waipouli Beach650 Aleka LoopKapaa, HI13.7 mi.(808) 822-3455
Hotel Coral ReefKuhio HwyKapaa, HI13.7 mi.(808) 822-4481
Kapaa ShoreKuhio HwyKapaa, HI13.7 mi.(808) 245-4552
Marc Pono Kai Resort4-1250 Kuhio HwyKapaa, HI13.8 mi.(808) 823-8427
Courtyard By Marriott Kauai At Walpouli Beach4-484 Kuhio HwyKapaa, HI14.4 mi.(808) 822-3455
Kauai Resort HotelKuhio HwyWailua, HI14.6 mi.(808) 245-3931
Hilton Kauai Beach Resort4331 Kauai Beach DrLihue, HI16.7 mi.(888) 805-3843
Aston Kauai Beach Villas4330 Kauai BCH DrLihue, HI18.0 mi.(808) 245-7711
Poipu Plantation1792 Pee Rd # AKoloa, HI22.1 mi.(808) 742-6757
Poipu PlantationPee RdKoloa, HI22.1 mi.(808) 742-6757
Whalers CovePuuholo RdKoloa, HI22.1 mi.(808) 742-7571
Waimea Plantation Cottges9400 Kaumaulii HwyWaimea, HI22.8 mi.(808) 338-1625
Kiahuna Plantation-clarion Resort2253 Poipu RdKoloa Kauai, HI23.8 mi.(808) 742-2200
Sheraton Kauai Resort2440 Hoonani StKoloa, HI24.0 mi.(808) 742-4001
Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa1571 Poipu RdKoloa Kauai, HI24.1 mi.(800) 233-1234
The Makahuena1661 Pe'e RdKoloa, HI24.4 mi.(808) 742-2482

North Shore Weather & Climate

Kauai is very diverse, with huge areas of tropical forest, deserted coast and green mountains. The northern part of the island is the rainiest, which helps create the lush, tropical, wild terrain and cascading waterfalls this island is known for. A typical weather forecast for Kauai is "morning rains, followed by sunny skies." As with many parts of Hawaii, Kauai's climate varies according to location. Mount Waialeale, near the center of the island, is known as the wettest spot on earth. The driest area on the island is the southwestern part. Kauai has the gentle temperatures typical of Hawaii year-round, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s. Farther north and west than the other Hawaiian Islands, Kauai enjoys northerly trade winds year round. Severe storms, such as hurricanes, are rare on Kauai, but the possibility does exist.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 63°F 46°F 6.92 in. 73°F
February 64°F 46°F 6.09 in. 74°F
March 64°F 48°F 6.78 in. 75°F
April 66°F 50°F 7.82 in. 75°F
May 67°F 51°F 5.67 in. 76°F
June 70°F 53°F 4.51 in. 77°F
July 71°F 55°F 6.51 in. 79°F
August 72°F 55°F 5.76 in. 80°F
September 72°F 53°F 5.27 in. 80°F
October 70°F 53°F 6.02 in. 79°F
November 67°F 51°F 9.39 in. 77°F
December 64°F 48°F 7.32 in. 75°F

North Shore Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lihue airport (LIH) located about 19 miles south of North Shore in Lihue Kauai, Hawaii.

North Shore Attractions

 
Water Parks
Hawaiian WaterworksEwa BeachHI112.5 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Puakea Golf CourseLihueHI18.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Hä‘ena State ParkHI7.4 mi. 
Näpali Coast State ParkHI11.7 mi. 
Köke‘e State ParkHI13.7 mi. 
Wailua River State ParkHI14.9 mi. 
Lydgate State ParkHI15.5 mi. 
Nu‘alolokai State ParkHI15.8 mi. 
Miloli‘i State ParkHI16.6 mi. 
Waimea Canyon State ParkHI17.5 mi. 
Ahukini Recreation Pier State ParkHI18.5 mi. 
Polihale State ParkHI21.5 mi. 
Waimea Recreational Pier State ParkHI23.3 mi. 
Waimea Recreational Pier State ParkHI23.3 mi. 


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