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Polihua Beach

Lanai, HI
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Lanai
Type: Beaches
Description: An isolated white sand beach.
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We are in love with Lanai and all of it's beaches. This one was so beautiful and we were the only ones on it! You do need a four wheel drive to get there. We uses 808 Hummers. On the day we were there Dollar rent a car was not allowing their Jeeps off road because it had rained- so... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

As has been said before this beach, at the end of the road past the Garden of the Gods, is well worth the challenge of getting there. One of the most, if not THE MOST, stunning beaches in all Hawaii. Do not attempt to get there if it is forcast to rain and remember there are no services once there;... More

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Whittier, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

After passing through the Garden of the Gods you head down to Polihua beach and a 4 wheel drive is a necessity. The views of the ocean and outlying islands is unreal, and then you end up on a huge beach with some tree's to park under. We parked the car, and were getting ready to take out the cooler... More

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Glendive, Montana
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177 reviews 177 reviews
75 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Access to this beach is not for the faint of heart. Getting here takes effort and determination, but the reward is well worth it. This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Long, wide, and nearly uninhabited. Spectacular views of the ocean. Absolutely fantastic. It lies at the end of a long, rough.....make that VERY ROUGH...... More

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washington dc
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Once we actually got to garden of the gods, the kiddos were all napping in the back seat, so we continued down to Polihua. What a treat. We parked under the shade of the last few trees before the beach and found a HUGE beach with nobody on it. Just brilliant golden sand for as far as we could see.... More

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phila, pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

OK the drive down to the beach requires a 4 wheel drive and you will be shaken and covered with red dirt when you arrive but the view is spectacular. We ate lunch on the deserted beach watching a baby whale do repetitive breaches with proud mom close by.

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Sydney
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you rent a jeep in lanai, definitely check out this beach. It is absolutely gorgeous, worth a visit even if you can't swim at it. We took the first ferry to lanai and when we got to the beach we were the only people there, I would definitely recommend heading over there early. The ride there is bumpy, but... More

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Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Polihua Beach is absolutely beautiful. We only saw one other vehicle there and we never saw the people that belonged with the vehicle. There's no swimming at the beach and I don't see how someone could get in the water and get back out, as it is just a shelf that drops off. You can see how someone could easily... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

great isolated beach, difficult bumpy rocky dusty road to get to bring plenty of water.Water was extremely rough looking with plenty of rip currents....DON"T GET IN THE WATER...other then that and the wind, rough access it's perfect.

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Glendale Heights, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

It can be difficult to find and even get there if you know where you're going. But it's worth the trip. Pack a cooler, and anything else needed to spend as much time as this beach as possible. Once you get there, you will find it hard to leave; however, there is risk swimming in this area as the currents... More

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