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Polihale State Park

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Address: Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: +1 808-587-0400
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A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.

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Beautiful, not covered in your rental car insurance!

We only saw this place from the water, but it looked like heaven. Locals advised us to bring a source of shade and to NOT DRIVE ON THE SAND--apparently 3-4 cars get stuck there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only saw this place from the water, but it looked like heaven. Locals advised us to bring a source of shade and to NOT DRIVE ON THE SAND--apparently 3-4 cars get stuck there every day and it can be up to $800 to get towed out. Some travellers we talked to said the beach was wonderful--free of crowds and... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beach, who knew this was even here? Completely came upon it by just taking an adventure drive. Just about when you run out of paved road, you are there!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made it out to Polihale beach about 2 minutes before sunset. It was gorgeous! It was a dirt/sandy road to get to the beach, but it wasn't bad in a minivan. This stretch of beach was SO long. I wish we had more time, but it was getting dark pretty quickly.

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Oliver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent the entire dawn to dusk day at Polihale State park to absorb nature and appreciate the vast diversity of Kauai. This park is a must see for travelers who usually do not go to the beach for crowds, kids and noise. The echoing thunder of waves, wind and warmth of the sunshine tell the stories of the ancient Hawaiians... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This state park is literally the end of the road. Accessible from highway 50 and then a 6 mile rough gravel, sand, lava road that will shake your innards and damage sedans not driven carefully. That said the views of the south end of the Pali Coast and the endless beach with heavy surf at times makes this a desirable... More 

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Thank Tom P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They paved the road a little better than last time I was here but today I helped pull a man and his family out of the sand on the way there. I made it fine in my Jeep Compass and I would highly recommend a SUV Definitely a sight to see

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach with a tough drive getting there. Beach is miles long and you'll feel isolated. Not always safe for swimming but always worth the view. The beer - well the beer is for when you travel the 5 mile dirt, potholed filled road and get stuck you put the beers on the hood of you car and the locals... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When it's raining on the north and east coasts it's time to visit Waimea canyon and state parks. You start out st sea level and head up a winding road to about 3400 feet. The canyon looks about a half mile deep, amazing textures and colors. It's rated #1 and it's natural beauty justifies it

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Thank TexasOjo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So unbelievable beautiful, not busy, extremely relaxing. The road to get there wasn't the worst we have ever seen, washbord areas and potholes. Just drive slow if you're not in a high vehicle (we took a camaro). Expect it to take awhile to get there driving at 6miles an hour for 4 miles but so worth it at the end.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see if you are visiting Kauai. I visited as the day was approaching sunset. A truly magnificent place to take in the environment and life!

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