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Polihale State Park, Waimea

4.7
Beach · Hidden Gem · State Park
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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  • This is the most beautiful beach I've ever been to. The road is rough but worth it when you get there. Stay to watch the sunset because it is incredible. Be careful swimming, because the rip...  more »
  • This beach goes on for miles and miles. If you want to have a private beach area, this is the place. That being said, the drive to the beach is treacherous! Cars can make it because I saw some that.....  more »

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