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Polihale State Park

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Address: Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 808-587-0400
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A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.

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Was so excited but couldn't make it

Took about 25 minutes to drive the 4ish miles to the beach. Many holes along the dirt road, and in our rental car it wasn't an ideal route. When we finally got to the beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took about 25 minutes to drive the 4ish miles to the beach. Many holes along the dirt road, and in our rental car it wasn't an ideal route. When we finally got to the beach access, the sand was so bad the dodge almost got stuck. We turned around and drove the other route to the picnic areas but by... More 

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Eleele, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For all who never visited Polihale, please listen very carefully. 1) Sand in Hawaii is soft and you can't drive on it like the mainland sand. 2.)It is very hot there please bring lots of water 3.) bring something for shade, there is no shade close to the ocean line and it is a little ways from where you will... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Polihale is one of my favorite beaches. The unpaved road to the beach keeps a lot of people away from the beach so it is usually fairly empty. Super soft sand, and tons of places to camp and watch the beautiful sunsets. Also the weather there is always better than most of the island so good if you want some... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once in Kauai, you have to drive around all island. Polihale State Park is other amazing place to visit there.

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Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The road to get there is awful but a standard car can do it slowly. 25 minutes to do 5 miles with our mini van: holes, sand, etc. It's worth it: long sandy beach, view to the end of the Na Pa Li Coast. Ideal for sunset observation and beach rustic camping.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reward for taking a 5 mile, 30 minute trip down THE worst dirt road that I've ever been on in my life was worth the effort! My wife and I decided to be adventurous, pack some wine, cheese and beach chairs and check out Polihale. We're so glad we did. The beach at the end of the road was... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove around from a rainy day on the North Shore and were rewarded with a stunning "postcard" tropical sunset. Bring food and drinks and bottles of sunscreen. This place is kinda out there down a rough dirt road. It's worth every bump. Especially if your in a rental car! Go to the end of the road to get great... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was beautiful! Be prepared for a long bumpy ride to get to the actual beach. I was 29 weeks pregnant and pretty uncomfortable on the ride. It wasn't too crowded and the view is breathtaking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a while to get out here- beautiful view of course, but prepare for super hot sand and note that it's hard to get to the water once you're there. Keep in mind to lock everything if you do go to the beach- we were tipped off while we were there that people live in the hills. Especially important for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down this is my favorite beach in Kaua'i! It's pretty secluded due to the fact that you have to drive at least 30 minutes on a dirt road to get here so there aren't many tourists.

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