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Description - Waimea State Recreation Pier comprises the remnants of a small but flourishing nineteenth century harbor. The site didn't develop commercially and seafarers obtained their cargoes elsewhere.

Attractions - Today Waimea Pier is used for recreation pursuits. Facilities within the small park include picnic tables and restrooms. Within a few blocks of the pier, in the town of Waimea, you will find restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and a theatre.

Waimea Canyon State Park begins about six miles north of the town of Waimea and is a spectacular site to visit while in this area of Kauai. The rim overlooks one of Hawai'i's treasures, the deep colorful gorge of Waimea Canyon.

Recreation - This state-maintained facility provides access to good pole fishing and crabbing, as well as picnicking and photography. Outside the park, visitors can also hike the shoreline for miles.

Climate - 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.

Location - Waimea State Recreation Pier is located ocean side in Waimea. It is accessible from La'au and Moana Roads.

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Filed By: Robert Dodge (Honolulu, HI)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My wife's family took my son and I crabbing at Waimes pier the other night. Being from Honolulu it was my first time. What a blast! Beautiful night at the park. I have never seen so many stars in my entire life. We caught close to 25 crabs - not to big, about 5-7 inches long. Fried them up last night with butter and garlic. We really enjoyed ourselves at the pier. Everyone was friendly and there was a real family atmosphere. Very laid back and relaxing. We stopped at Ishihara Store down the street for food, snacks and of course beer. Waimea is an adorable little town. On our way home we stopped by the Thrifty Bakery in Kaumakani around 10:45 PM for fresh, and I do mean fresh doughnuts and pastries. Out of this world. I was surprised at how many people were in this bakery at this hour. I was told by my brother-in-law that they start baking the doughnuts for the next day at 10:00 PM. After a doughnut from Thrifty you can honestly say "Krispy what?"

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Ocean fishing and crabbing are popular from this site. (restrictions apply)
ICON Picnicking Picnic facilities are available.

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Contact Information:
Kauai District, Hawai'i State Parks, 3060 Elwa Street #306 , Lihue, HI, 96766-1875, Phone: 808-274-3444

Additional Information:
Hawaii Beaches -
Hawaii State Parks - Hawai'i's State Park System is comprised of 52 state parks encompassing nearly 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands.
Kaua'i - Kauai is the oldest and northernmost of the major islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is composed of a central volcanic peak, Mt. Waialeale, which has been documented as the wettest place on Earth.
Kaua'i State Parks - Kaua'i's nine state parks encompass sites of natural and cultural significance. From the rugged Na Pali coast to a Russian-engineered fort, these parks protect diverse resources.


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