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Address: Lanai, HI

An isolated white sand beach.

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White sand and total privacy

You must have an appropriate vehicle to manage the dirt, cratered road, but it is worth the trip. You drive through the Garden of the Gods to get to the beach. Chances are great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2016
Steve S
Palm Springs, California, United States

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

You must have an appropriate vehicle to manage the dirt, cratered road, but it is worth the trip. You drive through the Garden of the Gods to get to the beach. Chances are great that you will be alone on this long pure white sandy beach. We walked along the water for over an hour and had total and wonderful... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This beach is very hard to get to. You need a 4x4 and the willingness to go through a rough unpaved road with ponds of water to drive through. You are not supposed to be able to swim here, so we probably cannot recommend that, but will say we saw it done. The water is clear, but did not seem... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

So glad we made the trip out here. Our kids loved running up and down the long deserted beach and the rocks jutting out into the water are quite photogenic.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

It's about 1 hr (longer if you stop at the Garden of the Gods) dirt road to the beach. A bit bumpy, but not too bad. The surf and currents are too strong so no swimming is recommended at this long and empty sandy beach. It’s still a nice walk and it’s good for ATV activities.

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Aberdeen, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We took our rented jeep down to this beach. It took a while, but it was beautiful. We were the only people down there. Only come down here if you have a four wheel drive vehicle though!

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Torrance, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It was a little daunting getting here if you've never done any off-roading (just because of the bumpiness, nothing a newbie can't handle). The beach itself is very nice; no one around and picturesque, but it isn't suggested you swim here. I would come here again, but it wouldn't be my first stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The beach was deserted and lovely, though a bit windy. The view is spectacular. The drive was slow but manageable and bumpy. The main downside was that the soft top jeep the other couple we saw on the beach was filled with wasps when they got back to the parking. Our hard top jeep had many wasps around it but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This beach was impressive. It was an adventure to get to the beach, and once there the untouched beauty was spectacular.

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are wanting "a once in a life time" experience then you need to go see Polihua Beach. It is breath-taking! It is NOT easy to get to but once you are there-you will not want to leave. You have to have a 4WD vehicle for these extremely bumpy roads. (Seriously bumpy!!!). We took some beach chairs and food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If there is one thing you absolutely MUST do while in Lanai, it's driving to Polihua Beach! Leave your hotel, rent a four wheel drive, drive through Garden of the Gods, endure the bumpy (understatement) road... it is all worth it. This golden deserted beach has views of Molokai. Apart from some flyfishers and a monk seal, we had the... More 

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