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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. Arrange to visit Polihale State Park and other attractions in Waimea using our Waimea trip itinerary planner .
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  • September 22, 2017
    First of all - we saw cars attempting the road in sedans who made it unscathed, but why risk it? 4WD is preferable as it a bumpy road. Second - the water conditions are very rough. Going out even just...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    We drove here after driving up to see Waimea Canyon. What a stunning beach! There were very few other people there and it was just breathtaking to be on this unspoiled beach. I highly recommend coming...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    We found this spot 38 years ago in or honeymoon. Challenging road to get to-- dirt road takes 30 minutes if it's rained recently-- and it's at the far end of the road but it's the last beach south of ...  more »

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