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Address: Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 808-587-0400

A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.

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Remote Beautiful Beach

Polihale is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. All the way at the end of the road on the south side of the island the expansive peach is about 17 miles long and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
San Marcos, California
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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Polihale is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. All the way at the end of the road on the south side of the island the expansive peach is about 17 miles long and extends to the Napali Coast. The views are incredible from here. This is a very dangerous beach. I spoke with some locals sitting next... More 

Thank csarchibald
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Road to park is rough and sandy. Pay attention or you bottom out. Once at beach park on solid ground. (Town truck will be expensive out there). Easy walk down to beach, bring a lunch and plenty of water as there are no vendors. On 2 mile beach we saw 8 people. Enjoy

Thank Coffeehiker
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had some time to spare before we did a Na Pali Coast cruise, so we decided to try this beach. You have to off road, so I would not recommend trying this unless you have some kind of SUV. It probably took us 20 minutes of off roading, but we were having fun, got turned around a time or... More 

Thank shollan1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a lot of visitors to this place. But the view of Napali coast from this beach was awesome! Just have to drive out to nowhere to go to it and down a long dirt road.

Thank Sarah C
Williston, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took the drive to the west side to visit this park without reading much about it. After "enjoying" a 5 mile journey on a very bumpy dirt road we got to the picnic area at the end. Weather was nice but seas were very rough. The warnings that you read in the guidebooks are accurate when it comes to being... More 

Thank jzvermont
Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this beach by our helicopter tour pilot. He's lived on Kauai for many years and it's his favorite spot. We can see why! It's at the western-most point on the island that is accessible by car. The beach was not crowded in the slightest, fun waves to play in and the most beautiful sunset we've ever... More 

1 Thank zacbethprice
Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The road is slow going-- unpaved four miles one way-- but well worth it. Plan on an hour in, including a short walk to the beach, and about a half hour back out. There is a rest room near the beach. Worth seeing.

1 Thank Royce F
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Camping is available here with the right permits and I would HIGHLY recommend it. Seals visit the beach, there are little huts to sleep in and it's a beautiful, tranquil and isolated area of Kauai that doesn't really get investigated a lot!

1 Thank GinniLeonard
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great picnic stop. Such beautiful pictures and beach area. Definitely recommend it to everyone ♡

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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled about 4.5 miles out a dirt road to get to the beach. The terrain above and behind us was wild and free. Even here, the roosters and chickens roamed about freely. The white sand beach was beautiful, and you could see the waves breaking on the cliffs to the north. There were public restrooms available to change into... More 

1 Thank Debbie D

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