The Hanalei Pier is located at the eastern end of Weke Road near the mouth of the Hanalei River. It was originally built in 1892 to support the island's rice industry and then rebuilt in 1912. The pier has not been used for agricultural purposes since 1933. The pier and its location on Black Pot Beach were used extensively in the filming of the 1957 movie of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. In 1979 the Hanalei Pier was placed on the US National Register of Historic Places.
The pier's scenic location on Hanalei Bay is a favorite family gathering place for fishing, picnicking, swimming, and playing. It offers stunning views of the bay, its 2 mile long crescent beach, and the mountains behind Hanalei town. If you can't resist jumping in, a ladder bolted to the side will help you climb back up.
Save the Pier Information: The last major reconstruction of the Pier, including the concrete pilings, pier and wooden roof, was undertaken by the State of Hawaii in 1991. Since that time the pier has again fallen into some disrepair. The Rotary Club of Hanalei is currently raising money to do much needed repairs. Their goal is to raise $150,000. Information on how to make a tax free donation can be found here. Donations of all sizes are appreciated. Make a $500 donation or more and your name will be put on a commemorative plaque.
December 2012: As part of the restoration, a local construction company began removing the shed roof at the end of the pier and salvaging materials in preparation for a new structure to be built.
Nearby vacation rentals include Hanalei Bay Resort and many others in Princeville.
Pictures and Comments By Doug Porter