Planning to visit Kauai, Hawaii? The North Shore of Kauai has some of the island's most beautiful beaches, plus other attractions you will not want to miss. 

Anchored by the resort community of Princeville and the little town of Hanalei, Kauai's North Shore offers spectacular scenery and a laid-back vibe. 

Tunnels Beach is a must-visit in the summer for the snorkeling. But its setting is also gorgeous, with majestic Mount Makana as a backdrop. 

Located within Ha'ena State Park at the end of the road in the north is spectacular Ke'e Beach, with views of the Na Pali cliffs. You have to stay back for sunset here!

Limahuli Botanical Garden has an impressive collection of native Hawaiian plants, many rare and endangered. The top of the garden offers ocean views.

Backpacking the Kalalau Trail, at 11 miles each way, is only for the most experienced and fittest hikers, but you can day hike a part of the trail for epic views. The trail starts at Ke'e Beach.

Hanalei Pier is a must-visit sunrise or sunset photography location, with views of the lush mountains in the distance. Snap photos of the pier from Black Pot Beach Park.

The town of Hanalei is located centrally on Kauai's north shore and is home to a historic church as well as many boutiques, galleries, and eateries. It makes for a pleasant browse.

Also in Hanalei you'll find many food trucks. Shave ice from Wishing Well Shave Ice is a refreshing treat on a hot Hawaiian afternoon. And taro donuts from Holey Grail are delicious as well!

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