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Polihale State Park, Waimea

Categories: State Parks, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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 accessib...  read more »
  • It is the well toned joyride that's good :-) When we went there was wind bq which earned us some beautiful waves. This beach is wide, long, but above all it is isolated and wild with a lovely view on the western part of the napali coast. As it is written on most of the comments the road to get there deserves a 4 x 4. Of course insurers n never provide for this kind of road but if you gently roll she gets well. But j would opt for a 4 x 4 If you opt for the serenity. We don't sy lie really at least d love eating sand. We s walk :-) We s swim only if you're very good swimmer I guess. There are toilets and showers. We cross 4 x 4 driving on the beach this beach is invigorating! If you want to run the crowd she is made for you!
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  • 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. W...  read more »
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