On the south side of the island at around the halfway point between Poipu and Waimea is the well known, small arts and crafts town of Hanapepe. At one time one of Kauai's largest communities, it still retains a look evocative of the plantation past while housing the largest number of artists and their galleries to be found on Kauai. A picturesque location and backdrop for many movies filmed there, it's also now a stop for Disney fans due to it's recent notoriety as the inspiration behind Lilo & Stitch. The Hanapepe swinging bridge bridge, for residents to cross the river, was built in the early 1900's and adds to the town's charm. Just outside of town is Salt Pond Beach park, with lifeguard tower, bathrooms, ample parking, and often excellent conditions for surfers and windsurfers. Calmer ocean conditions make the innner lagoon like area a favorite for swimmers and snorkelers. Just around the corner and outside the beach area are the historic salt ponds of native Hawaiians, still used by family descendants to harvest salt for home and gift use only, and never to be sold. Port Allen Small Boat Harbor is close by where most Na Pali coast and Niihau tours originate, as is the small Port Allen airfield, a departure point for helicopter tours, skydiving, and small ultralight operations.