Hanalei Bridge area will be subject to delays while crews repair and reinforce the hillside just south of the bridge. These repairs are necessitated by the landslide after the flooding in March 2021. Hanalei Bridge is located past our Kauai vacation rentals at Princeville Resort on North Shore Kauai.
Photo of landslide on March 11, 2021
The schedule may change as work progresses, so please check the Hawaii Department of Transportation Hanalei Hill Landslide website for the most current schedule.
Access to Kuhio Highway (Route 560) past Mile Marker 1 leading to Hanalei Bridge is on the schedule below:
Sundays and State Holidays:
Public access, two lanes open all day (no pilot vehicle).
Monday – Saturday:
12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. — Public access, two lanes open, no pilot car.
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Single lane alternating traffic with pilot vehicle escort.
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. — Public access, two lanes open, no pilot car.
Expect traffic delays when driving both north and south near the Hanalei Bridge.
Iconic Hanalei Bridge history.
Crossing the Hanalei River, it was originally constructed in 1895 and was most recently rebuilt in 2003, as an exact replica of the original. Prior to the bridge, ferries were used to cross the rivers of the Hanalei valley.
Gorgeous North Shore Kauai beaches remain accessible.
Hanalei Bay. While you can expect delays, the beach is open and it is epic. One of the most famous of all Kauai beaches with its unforgettable view of Bali Hai, is two miles long. The crescent-shaped bay with our Hanalei rentals is a perfect lounging, sunning and ocean play spot, and offers kayaking, paddling and fabulous summer swimming. There are lifeguard stations and restrooms.
Here are many other incredible North Shore Kauai beaches for you to enjoy that are not subject to any traffic delays. Those include the following.
- Secret beach is a favorite of our Kauai vacation rental guests, and is one of the widest and longest of all Kauai beaches. It is set on a beautiful location with sheer cliffs, palm trees, waterfalls and beautiful sand. It is a fairly easy walk to the beach, but can be steep, so good shoes are suggested. In summer conditions, sometimes swimming is possible. There is no lifeguard on duty and no restrooms. Nearby is Kilauea Lighthouse, and the town of Kilauea, with options for Kauai dining, and the uniquely tropical Kauai Mini-Golf.
- Anini Beach. This is one of the most loved North Shore Kauai beaches, not far from Princeville Resort. The longest and widest protected reef in Hawaii makes for great shore snorkeling and swimming in safe, shallow water during summer conditions. Anini features beautiful turquoise water, beautiful sand and tropical fish. The drive too is beautiful along the water. Once on the sand, enjoy up to three miles of beach walks, and lawns for picnicking. Facilities include bathrooms, showers, picnic shelters and adequate parking. No lifeguard.
- Queen’s Bath. Renowned as a fabulous summer-only spot to be enjoyed when the ocean surface is calm. It is dangerous any time when surf is present. When conditions are right, this becomes a tropical fish paradisaical tide pool to watch and enjoy. Queens Bath is a 25 minute hike from the road. You will find the trail head within a residential area near some our Princeville rentals. Access and parking have been an issue and there is a gate which when locked indicates conditions are unsafe.
- Hideaways Beach. Two beaches in one, split by a rocky point and set beneath our Princeville condos. The beach features glorious golden sand with views of Bali Hai. When ocean conditions are calm, Kauai snorkeling is possible, and there is shade when you seek retreat from the sun. You will find limited parking at the trail head and the beach is a steep climb down. Read our post for details on how to access the beach. No lifeguard or restrooms.
- Puu Poa Beach is set just below Hanalei Bay Resort and our Kauai vacation rentals there. These two Bali Hai view Kauai beaches also front the St. Regis Princeville Resort. Access if via a 200 foot hike down from the bluff above, with a choice of paved path or stairs. Popular for sunning and snorkeling, but not swimming. In summer, a sandbar sometimes connects Puu Poa to Black Pot Beach and Hanalei Bay. The walk and beach were seen in The Descendents.
Please call Parrish Kauai at (800) 325-5701 for reservations or any questions, or simply book online. We look forward to welcoming you! ou!