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Polihale State Park, Waimea

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Located along the untamed west coast of the island of Kauai, Polihale State Park offers a wild natural environment and one of Hawaii's longest sand beaches. Explore the ecosystem that recalls Hawaii of the past, with rugged cliffs, crashing waves, and sand dunes as tall as 30.5 m (100 ft) above the sea. Wander along the 24 km (15 mi) beach. If you'd like to stay longer, campsites are available, along with restrooms and showers. Though the beach has a calm appearance, rip tides, steep drop-offs, and rough surf make swimming essentially impossible outside a small area. Also note that the 8 km (5 mi) road to the park is unpaved and rough. Heavy rains can make a visit impossible for many cars, so check the weather in advance. Using our world travel planner, Waimea attractions like Polihale State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I recommend you to go there! No I'm kidding it is just to avoid having too many people to go so the site is great. We camp at the camp site, a beach practically for us. And a gorgeous sunset. Allow a 4 * 4 for comfort to go but it goes with a standard car. The ocean offers beautiful wave, I recommend for young children.
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  • Many of the beaches in Kaua'i are easy to get to, overcrowded and with little parking. This is the exception and the nicest beach you don't have to fly or boat into. Take highway 50 past the Barking S...  more »
  • Just do it! We went for the sunset and the beauty was astounding. We swam in the warm, warm Queens Pond (ocean is dangerous), walked the beach toward the Na Pali cliffs, made castles and watched an am...  more »

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