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Papohaku Beach

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Address: Kaluakoi Rd, Molokai, HI 96770
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Great spot at sunset!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Calgarytraveller2
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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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100 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Fantastic beach with only few people visible..it is a "private beach" which I love.Sand is soft and very clean. Summer time waves are small and swilling is safe.It is 3 mile long.Bring water!Do not bake as the Sun is very strong. Best time 7-10 am and 5-8 pm.Dixie beach is great when the waves are strong.The Popohaku Beach park has... More 

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Maunaloa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you like dramatic rolling waves! This beach is beautiful . Not a swimmimg beach! Only May and June sometimes! And only with a buddy on the far end near the rocks. The waves crash right onto the reef! Great walking beach andearly morning is best....if the wind blows you get sand blasted!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The beach is very long and takes over an hour to walk. The waves are high and menacing. Do not attempt to swim. The park has picnic tables in the shade and there are washroom facilities, God Bless

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Walnut, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Definitely worth driving out to see, but since you can't swim in it, and the wind wipes the sand around you won't want to stay too long.

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Thank Kim H
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This was a beautiful beach but not safe to play in knowing this from experience! There was one other family there otherwise it was completely empty. I would go back but only to listen to the rolling waves next time and enjoy the sounds of the ocean.

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Thank Tom Sue A
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely beach. Long and pretty empty it seems - most of the time. The sea is probably not safe to swim in but the sand is good

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