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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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Worth the drive!

Be prepared...it's going to be a bumpy ride. Bumpy, dirt road all the way but worth seeing. The beach is a surprise at the end of the road.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Modesto, California

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Modesto, California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Be prepared...it's going to be a bumpy ride. Bumpy, dirt road all the way but worth seeing. The beach is a surprise at the end of the road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most unique beaches we went to. You can see the end of the Na Pali Coast. You can take your car through the sand and camp on the beach, which stretches for a lot of miles! People here are so friendly and the sun is always shining. Make sure your car can drive through sand... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a dirt road drive and accessible by a two wheel vehicle. Be careful to stop before the soft sand at Queens Beach. We parked and walked a little ways over the sand dunes to barking Sands Beach and Queens Pool. What a great place to snorkel and hang out for a few hours. we had sun and rain... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This beach was amazing! Took forever to drive there from Kapaa and the last 15 minutes of the drive was VERY bumpy...funny the first time but annoying after that but so worth it! Sand for miles and so few people both times there. Great waves to play in! My 18 year old's opinion is the drive sucks, you have to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

So this beach is on the extreme west end of the island of Kauai and is incredible. Beautiful sand, amazing waves, stunning cliffs overlooking the beach. A true gem. Seems to be quite popular with the locals. Only listed as a four because you have about 5-6 miles of a drive on a quite bumpy dirt road to get there.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Hidden gem... because it's beutiful and because it's really hidden! From the road, you'll drive 15 minutes on a dirty road with lot of pothole. But, the beach and the tranquility worth the drive. It's a small beach, with not a lot of people, the view is amazing and the water is pretty calm. Don't forget anything, bring a parasol... More 

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Hanapepe, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'm not going to lie, the road to get to the beach is ROUGH. You could definitely mess up your suspension, but the beach is like no other. Very secluded even if there are a lot of people. The best part?? Wait until night time, lay on a blanket on your back and stare up at the millions of stars.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were told about this beach by the locals and talk about off the beaten path !! I swore we were being put up to be robbed. Once we finally got to it - AMAZING. Its quite a drive but dont give up, its worth it. I felt like we had the beach all to ourselves

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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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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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