What to do in Ahukini State Recreation Pier

This state-administered public fishing pier lies on Hanama'ulu Bay at the mouth of the Hanamaulu Stream.

This site occupies a cement pier with a wooden walkway where the Hanama'ulu Stream meets the Pacific Ocean. Other than the pier, no developed facilities are available at this site.

This pier is an excellent place for pole fishing and crab netting. The site also offers opportunities for viewing the scenery of Hanama'ulu Bay. Hanama'ulu Bay is a Marine Protected Area of Hawai'i and therefore strict regulations on spear fishing, net fishing and crab netting apply to the area.

Ahukini pier is located on the eastern shore of Kauai. It lies east of Hanama'ulu where the Hanamaulu Stream meets the Pacific Ocean. It can be accessed from the end of Ahukini Road (Highway 570) off Kuhio Highway (Highway 56), Lihu'e.

The climate on Kauai varies more with the terrain than the seasons. Generally, the coastal temperature changes little throughout the year with an annual average of 74 degrees F. The higher elevations of the interior of the island includes the wettest place on earth, Mt. Waialeale. This region averages higher than 4,000 feet and receives nearly 500 inches of rain. If your planning to camp in the higher elevations of Kauai, I recommend layers and rain gear. Temperatures drop four degrees F with every 1,000 feet gained in elevation.

3060 Elwa Street #306
Lihue, HI 96766-1875

Phone: 808-274-3444

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