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Papohaku Beach

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Address: Kaluakoi Rd, Molokai, HI 96770
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Beautiful but dangerous

You can't swim here---at least not in the winter---but you should see this nearly unspoiled Hawaiian beach. We had it to ourselves practically though there is plenty of parking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Atlanta

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Atlanta
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212 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't swim here---at least not in the winter---but you should see this nearly unspoiled Hawaiian beach. We had it to ourselves practically though there is plenty of parking.

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Park City, Utah, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is a lovely, long beach. We came in the winter when swimming was out. But took a long, long walk and saw...maybe....five other people. Stunning.

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Tahiti, French Polynesia
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Papohaku Beach is the longest white sand beach in HI. It was pretty and no one was there except us but the waves were huge and crashed on the beach so we didn’t swim. We actually went to a beach Lauhue Beach access ( 2 roads further down after the Papohaku park with a little sign) that a local told... More 

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central cove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Beautiful beach, very nice beach park with restrooms and bar b ques, good parking. Can be hot and windy, not a good beach for swimming in the winter.

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Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We entered the area through Papohaku Beach Park. There is a parking area, rest rooms, picnic and camping facilities. The beach is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. The views in all directions are breathtaking. The waves are high and crash onto the shore and the water on the day we visited was far too rough and... More 

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Maui
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

For example it's huge. The local name is Three Mile Beach. We're not talking a ribbon either. It's one hundred yards wide. At one time sand was mined here and shipped to Oahu. You can still see the remnants of that operation in the wide depression behind the sand dunes. The sand is soft and powdery. You wouldn't want to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a beautiful, deserted beach, great for a long ramble in the sand watching the waves crash on shore, one after another. I must have taken a thousand pictures, trying to capture the beauty of the water, sand & sky. We only saw a few other people walking on the beach, so we basically had the place to ourselves.... More 

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Haiku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

So secluded! I was ready to jump in the ocean naked! The water is that aqua see through blue with small coves that are white sand bottom in between reefs. The water has a strong current and I am sure in winter months not safe for swimming. We went twice and both times we were the only people their! For... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We drove all over the island looking for that perfect Hawaiian Beach, and this was exactly the type of beach we wanted to find. It is not right beside the parking lot but not a long walk thru the park to get to the beach. We did not see a single person and it was very clean and quiet. Many... More 

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VA
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149 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 4 stopped at this beach while driving around in our rental car exploring the island. I've read reviews stating the sand is smooth and soft but to us it was very grainy and red as we've been on super fine white powdery sand before. There were only a few other people when we stopped. I don't think... More 

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