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Polihale State Park

Address: Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 808-587-0400
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$159*
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
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Honolulu, HI
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

You need four wheel drive to get on to the beach, but you can probably make it to the hills and walk over them to the beach. There are bathrooms and showers. Camping was amazing, it was $17 though the state Parks and Rec Office. This beach was beautiful for star gazing and an amazing sunset. You can see the... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Do not let the road deter you from going here. If you have a car just take your time. wonderful beach with fantastic scenery. Can't swim here. Just a great place to see. Edge of Na'pali coast. Huge waves.

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Kennewick
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67 reviews 67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We visited January 2015 and had beautiful weather. Our goal was to take as many roads and explore the entire island. This is at the end of the road on the far west side of the island. The road is rough but by no means impassable. We had a jeep but saw many people in sedans. It's simply a rough... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

With terrific views of the start to the Na' Pali Coast, taking the 4.2 mile bumpy and potentially muddy road from beyond Highway 56, to the Polihale State Park. All wheel drive is advisable. Some car rental companies don't allow (and penalize) for off road uses. But the beach and views are terrific. Picnic and camping available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is at the far end of the west side of the island road. Very long sandy beach, and in January the surf is spectacular. No one swims here :). The dirt road is 4.8 miles long, but it's not the treacherous road others have described. It is a poor maintained dirt road, no different from any other poorly maintained... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The beach was huge and amazing! Uncrowded, Beautiful place to watch sunsets! Be careful of the rip currents, fairly strong. Bathroom and showers here, pretty cool!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The western end of the Na Pali coast is lonely, dramatic, wild and windy. The dunes and beach alone are worth the trip but it is so much more. Some of the reviews are not so complimentary. I have to wonder what it takes to impress them.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited here with my mom. While the road is very bumpy, it is totally doable if it's dry (even in a 2wd vehicle). The road was no more bumpy and pot holey than any road in the north east after a harsh winter! The sight is absolutely spectacular, free, and shouldn't be missed. We were a little chilly because of... More 

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california
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

if you want complete quiet and seclusion come here...beautiful sand beach and ocean with big waves...it does take a while to drive and if you don't plan on staying here for more than a couple of hours or need more activity to be happy, not worth it. we went just to see it because we had time. Definitely bring water... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I recommend a jeep for this - it's an unsaved road to get to the two beaches at the end of the park. One of them is where a Sxene from South Pacific was filmed. It's right up against the Napali Coast. The other beach Queens Pond you definitely should have a jeep for the BIG sand. We had to... More 

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