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An isolated white sand beach.

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Beautiful, Empty Beach

We took our rented jeep down to this beach. It took a while, but it was beautiful. We were the only people down there. Only come down here if you have a four wheel drive vehicle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kate R
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Mililani, Hawaii

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Orange County, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's about 1 hr (longer if you stop at the Garden of the Gods) dirt road to the beach. A bit bumpy, but not too bad. The surf and currents are too strong so no swimming is recommended at this long and empty sandy beach. It’s still a nice walk and it’s good for ATV activities.

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Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our rented jeep down to this beach. It took a while, but it was beautiful. We were the only people down there. Only come down here if you have a four wheel drive vehicle though!

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Torrance, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It was a little daunting getting here if you've never done any off-roading (just because of the bumpiness, nothing a newbie can't handle). The beach itself is very nice; no one around and picturesque, but it isn't suggested you swim here. I would come here again, but it wouldn't be my first stop.

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The beach was deserted and lovely, though a bit windy. The view is spectacular. The drive was slow but manageable and bumpy. The main downside was that the soft top jeep the other couple we saw on the beach was filled with wasps when they got back to the parking. Our hard top jeep had many wasps around it but... More 

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2 Thank karypdx
Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This beach was impressive. It was an adventure to get to the beach, and once there the untouched beauty was spectacular.

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are wanting "a once in a life time" experience then you need to go see Polihua Beach. It is breath-taking! It is NOT easy to get to but once you are there-you will not want to leave. You have to have a 4WD vehicle for these extremely bumpy roads. (Seriously bumpy!!!). We took some beach chairs and food... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If there is one thing you absolutely MUST do while in Lanai, it's driving to Polihua Beach! Leave your hotel, rent a four wheel drive, drive through Garden of the Gods, endure the bumpy (understatement) road... it is all worth it. This golden deserted beach has views of Molokai. Apart from some flyfishers and a monk seal, we had the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I'll preface this review by noting that I was born and raised in Hawaii, so I am very familiar with the beaches on every island. I'm pretty sure that Polihua stands alone in its sheer, breathtaking beauty. The beach is long and wide -- unusual for most beaches in Hawaii, because of erosion issues. On the day I visited, there... More 

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5 Thank Naomi1204
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

endless beach you can access with your jeep the car rentals all have on Kauai. You can camp go nude or do whatever you want since the next people you'll see will probably be a mile away. Not a swimming beach but the scenery is really worth it.

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1 Thank Torsten K
New York State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

To say the drive here from Lanai City is challenging is a huge understatement. It is less than 5 miles from Lanai City, but it took us about an hour, with only maybe 5 mins tops for picture stops along the way. The scenery & views along the way were like nothing else on Earth, especially the Garden of the... More 

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