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Address: Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 808-587-0400
Description: A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
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Amazing beach location

This an amazing beach location on the west coast with the rugged dry mountains as a backdrop. We visited on the holiday weekend which meant the beach was a little busier than it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This an amazing beach location on the west coast with the rugged dry mountains as a backdrop. We visited on the holiday weekend which meant the beach was a little busier than it probably usually is - but that's still uncrowded. You may think you will be heading to nowhere and tempted to turn around as you drive along a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You will want a four wheel drive to make the journey. I've been here many times over the years and it holds a special place in my heart. Most recently, our family went for a swim at sunset and it was amazing. Waters were calm and warm. The beach is so big and you feel a sense of peace and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This long, wide, lightly peopled beach sits at the base of large mountains and marks the beginning of the Na Pali Coast. It takes some effort to get there and the road is really rough in places (not particularly good for a Mustang convertable), but it's worth the trip.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love this spot as much today as 9 years ago.Let us not forget that the palis contain the main spot where souls depart. Hence, you are at one end of this amazing natural feature. The view is spectacular (don't drive on the beach; it simply isn't worth getting stuck). The views are amazing. the drive is rough (go slow... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Jeep recommended. The terrain is very rocky/sandy and is about 4 miles to the beach. We did make it in our economy rental car The scenery on the way is amazing. Ancient mountains, farms, birds. It is very hot this side of the island and the sea is too rough to swim so be prepared. There are facilities there a... More 

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New Orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Pronounced (po lee holly). This beach was basically secluded. We decided to risk our jeep rental and ventured onto the dirt/mud road. The ride was super bumpy but any vehicle could make it. We didn't try to drive onto the beach because the sand was super soft and we didn't want to get stuck. There's no shade so we only... More 

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Bromma, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Beautiful beach that continues for miles and miles and meets the Napali coast at it´s northern end. Be aware of strong rip current and shore brakes - the ocean is marvelous but dangerous!

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is our second time to Polihale State park and one of the reasons we chose to return to Kauai. This adventure takes a little bit of time of effort but is well worth it. You will be on a very rutty, dirt road for approximately 30 minutes. Don't give up! We saw a lot of cars turn around. We... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Watch out for the dirt roads. They are bumpy with rocks and potholes. At times we wondered if we would make it. This is no place to get stuck. As was mentioned on a tour app that we used. The cost to get a tow truck out here would cost a small fortune. We lost cell phone and GPS connections... More 

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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is the last beach on the main road on the West Side of Kauai. There is a 4.8 mile stretch of dirt road to access the state beach but it is worth it to make the trip. Not bad in the rental car but you'll have to drive slow for some spots where the road is super bumpy. Most... More 

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Address: Address: Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 808-587-0400
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea

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