In the first film, Lilo finds Stitch at the animal shelter and adopts him. She later takes Stitch to Lahui Beach and teaches him about Elvis Presley in an attempt at being a model citizen. Stitch then dresses in an Elvis outfit and skillfully plays the ukulele, which impresses everyone before he gets overwhelmed and scares everyone off, thus costing Nani her job as a lifeguard. Eventually, Lilo, Stitch, Nani, and David all go surfing at the beach, and the four have a wonderful time together.
In Stitch! The Movie, Lilo tries to get an insecure Stitch to fit in by encouraging him to greet the people at Lahui Beach and make friends with them. However, Stitch fails to achieve this due to his monstrous appearance, and unintentionally scares a kid after hugging him in an attempt to make friends with the boy. Stitch causes more trouble by grabbing a chainsaw to try and slice a pineapple on a picnic table, after hearing someone ask who is going to slice it. When Stitch starts up the chainsaw, he slices the picnic table in half and frightens away all the people celebrating their luau.
In Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Lilo and Stitch often spend time at Lahui Beach together and even find certain experiments that they chase down, capture, and rehabilitate. The most notable experiments seen on the beach are: Experiment 513 (Richter), Experiment 520 (Cannonball), Experiment 501 (Yin), Experiment 619 (Splodyhead), Experiment 303 (Amnesio), Experiment 383 (Swirly), Experiment 602 (Sinker), Experiment 010 (Felix), Experiment 323 (Hunkahunka), Experiment 151 (Babyfier), Experiment 133 (PJ), Experiment 267 (Wishy-Washy), Experiment 505 (Ploot), Experiment 210 (Retro), Experiment 276 (Remmy), and Experiment 251 (Link).
- The beach's name was revealed in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series debut episode "Richter". The spelling of the beach's name was definitively confirmed years later in an April 2018 update to Disney Magic Kingdoms, where the beach was added as an attraction. (Previously, the only way to see the spelling of the beach's name was through captions for certain episodes of Lilo & Stitch: The Series.)