When staying on the north shore of Kauai, and the question of "where should we go to the beach" comes up, my answer will always be, Hanalei Beach.
Yes we must hike down to Sealodge Beach, and we even hiked down to Anini that day that the bridge was closed because of flooding, and there was also the hike down to Hideaways beach below the Princeville Hotel (did we really do that in flip flops once before? yikes, that was treacherous!)
But if I want to just sit and stare, it must be Hanalei, at the Hanalei Pavilion.
Credits:Anna Aspnes: Anna Sampler no 2, Magic FotoBlenz Album, Project 2011, ArtPlay Palette Ablaze, ArtPlay Palette Everyday. Lace from Maya de Groot's Artsy Fartsy.