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

15 miles of clean and incredible beach with nice waves. Large sand dune and spectacular view. What else can you ask for? Yes the ride is bumpy and 4 wheel drive makes for an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Gatineau, QC

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Gatineau, QC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

15 miles of clean and incredible beach with nice waves. Large sand dune and spectacular view. What else can you ask for? Yes the ride is bumpy and 4 wheel drive makes for an easier drive. Another can'T miss in Kauai

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There is a sign saying it's closed until further notice. Nearby there is some high security military stuff. Maybe that's why. Still an interesting drive to nowhere.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The ONLY reason this is getting a average review is because of the road that takes you to Polihale State Park. Advise only type of vehicle to get to the beach is a Jeep type vehicle. We had a 4 door sedan and had to turn around after only about a quarter mile on the road: many, many, large holes... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When I asked the locals where we should visit if only one place to see...they said here. Best beach in Kauai...but you have to have 4 wheel drive!

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of my favorite beaches in Kauai. You drive on a bumpy dirt road for about 30 minutes driving slow but is worth it. Beautiful beach waves are perfect for adults. It gets deep just a few steps in but it was a lot of fun. Its better to be on a 4X4 SUV but I saw a lot of... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Although we had attempted the road and abandoned it previously, it was finally on our fourth trip to Kauai that we braved it and we're so glad that we did. This place is what Kauai must have looked like before it was inhabited. Strong ocean breezes whipped us with stinging sand as we walked to and from the beach, however,... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When you arrive at this beach (after a long slow-drive) you have the feeling that this is a special place and the kind of beach that you only see in your dreams. But, it's amazingly real and stunningly beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Unbelievable beach that stretches for miles with dark mountains and canyons on the edge. Go in the morning, this gets very hot! Hard to get to, remote, but oh my the beauty of this place!

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Long dirt road drive, on the tourist magazine we received it said rental cars are not allowed but we weren't told otherwise so we went for it. Very bumpy and not much to look at along the way. Once you get there you park on the side of the road in the sand. No shade here and it was very... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and daughters ages 11 and 9 always go to Polihale Beach every time we visit Kauai. It takes a while to make the trip from Poipu (1 hour at least). The last 4.8 mile stretch is a bit of an ordeal. But it's worth the drive. Pick up some picnic food in the town of Waimea. Once you... More 

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