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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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  • Gorgeous! Not to be missed, but do realize that there is a bumpy dirt road that you have to drive to get there. You can walk all the way up on a gorgeous sandy beach to the Na Pai Coast line.  more »
  • Polihale State Park Waimea BE CAREFUL OF RIP TIDES!! 667956124 A fourteen year old girl was pulled out to sea and would have died if a nearby catamaran had not been able to reach her today (April 20, ...  more »

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