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Polihale State Park

Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
808-587-0400
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$149*
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95%
Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
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Sedona, Arizona, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful secluded beach with fantastic waves. I traveled in a rental car and it was not raining. The drive on the dirt road did not seem too bad, just took it slow and easy on the 6 mile drive to the beach. Don't let the road stop you from experiencing this beautiful paradise.

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Montana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We LOVED this beach.....not too far from our hotel in Poipu. Beautiful big sandy beach with hardly any people. A spot not to be missed....

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Kamas, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As with the other reviews, I would recommend an SUV for this trip. The last few miles appear to have been graded sometime after WWII, so it would beat an economy rental car senseless. As you approach the beach area, I would suggest parking in the trees just shy of opening up to the beach area, then a short walk... More

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Rexburg, Idaho
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Driving to Polihale is not for everyone. It is a very rough rutted road. If it has been raining much I would not try it. The day we went out there we did not see another person. It was very windy and the surf was very rough. It is so beautiful. Nice beach and magnificent views of the cliffs and... More

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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143 reviews 143 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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58 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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