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Polihale State Park

Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
808-587-0400
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Beaches, State Parks
Description: A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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129 reviews 129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I don't know if I would go here with a regular rental car but I have seen people do it. It is rough on the kidneys too but it is worth it. You'll get a nice view of Niihue too.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This beach is absolutely amazing. There were five people the whole time we were there for sunset. The sunsrt is unbelievable and so worth the unpaved road. Don't give up because of the unpaved road. Drive slow and take your time it is so worth it.

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Burnaby, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

You're at the farthest west of Kauai where you're here! Beautiful cliff with a space station on top. Great beach for everybody! 4x4 Required!

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Acworth, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It's as far as you can go and the beginning of the Na Pali Cliffs are beautiful! It's always practically empty and the surf is always amazing. Hop in the Jeep and drive there!! Enchanting!

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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

First off, we did this drive in a compact car on a dry day with zero problems...taking the dirt road at around 20-30mph with zero problems. We did not drive onto the beach and I wouldn't recommend that for anyone in a rental....there are usually plenty of parking spots in the lot ...use them instead! If it's been rainy or... More

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Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located at the end of Rt. 50, you find a breathtaking beach. We got here during a weekday and there were almost no people, maybe 3 a mile further. The views are stunning, you can see a missile range on top of the mountain. Be aware of the shore break which can be rough and hard, pay attention when you... More

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This park is located at the very end of Rt. 50 which takes you along the South shore of Kaui and up the Western side a short distance. . . . about a 35 mile drive from Lihue. The wide beach was beautiful and had few people on it. The views were fantastic. My friend and I visited it before... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not too bad to get there. Easy to find but not for every vehicle. Locals in their jacked-up pickup trucks fly over the 5 mile dort road. Tourists in jeeps seem quite content as it can easily be done. SUVs go slow but nothing difficult. The sedans move very slow but made it. Those who rented the sports convertibles: mustangs,... More

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JACKSONVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The beach at Polihale State Park is literally at the end of the road. It is tough to get to, but the drive (4.5 mile dirt road off the the paved roadway) is worth it. Miles of beach but less than 50 people . What a view!

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New York, New York, United States
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the 5 mile drive on the dirt road to this beach, it was well worth it! The views of the Napoli coast were amazing and the beach was so clean. This is a quiet spot for people to relax and go in the ocean. Note that the water was rough and had a big under toe that would... More

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