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“End of the island - literally” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Polihale State Park

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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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
Westerville, OH
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“End of the island - literally”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Drive until the road ends then follow the bumpy, pot holed dirt road for about 5 miles (it will seem like much more) follow that to the right when it splits and you will wind up at an incredible beach. There may be a few other cars, but it's so large you will feel like you have it to yourself. And that is no where near the best part - look to the right and the Na Pali Coast is right there. Short of hiking it, I don't think there is a more panoramic view from the ground (perhaps from Ke''e Beach at the other end of the Na Pali - probably 10 to 15 miles as the crow flies, but a long trip around past Hanalei). The view is magnificent and well worth the drive back. By the way, despite the sign, if it has not been raining, I don't think a 4WD is necessary ... in fact the Jeep we were in was pretty bouncy. If the road had been muddy or the sand wet, no way a car would work. We drove on the sand, but not on the more loosely packed areas simply because I didn't want to mess with letting air out of tires, etc.

Visited February 2013
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Kingsford
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“best beach on kauai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is the best beach on the island. We had a jeep so we had no problem getting there. So isolated and quite hardly anybody there. This is my dream beach if going for the day just perfect, wish we had more time on the island for this beach.

Visited January 2013
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Midlothian, Texas
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“Great Beach, bad road to get there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Wonderful sunset we had on this beach --- poor road to get there though......beautiful waves and large wide and impressive beach with great views of the start of Napili coastline

Visited February 2013
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“Best beach on Kauai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Beautiful beach with endless miles of sandy beaches! Gorgeous view of the Napali coast. Nice to have bathrooms close by. Queens ponds was a great place to swim away from the waves

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Kirkland, Washington
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“Most Beautiful Beach of All The Islands!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I have been to all the major islands, and I believe the beach at Polihale is the most beautiful of all. If you like to experience the power of the ocean on a wide, almost desolate beach this is the place for you. We went for a beautiful sunset, arriving around 4PM and there were only 2 other people in sight! Dont let your rental car company scare you off about driving "the road". We took our little Ford Fusion out and had no problems. Just use some common sense and drive slow. Even the day after a serious storm, we were still able to drive around all the puddles cause the road is very wide. This gem at the edge of the Western World is amazing. GO!

Visited January 2013
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