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Address: Lanai, HI
Description: An isolated white sand beach.
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Beautiful but be careful of the wasps nests at the parking area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
karypdx
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Oregon
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Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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New York State
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Hillsboro, Oregon
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159 reviews 159 reviews
61 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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