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Polihale State Park

Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dirt road” (144 reviews)
“wheel drive” (53 reviews)
“rental car” (63 reviews)
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Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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"dirt road"
in 144 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 53 reviews
"rental car"
in 63 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 77 reviews
"polihale beach"
in 27 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 18 reviews
"miles and miles"
in 12 reviews
"pot holes"
in 14 reviews
"barking sands"
in 14 reviews
"missile range"
in 8 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 29 reviews
"remote beach"
in 10 reviews
"napali coast"
in 56 reviews
"west side"
in 25 reviews
"bumpy ride"
in 23 reviews
"soft sand"
in 16 reviews
"go slow"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an isolated, white-sand beach on the western side of Kauai with huge cliffs at the northern end. It stretches for miles and has hardly a soul around. It’s a little over 30 miles from Poipu, essentially at the end of Route 50 (Kaumualii...More

Thank Jessica O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

April 10, 2018. Due to the road conditions, the road and park are closed. You can’t drive or walk in. They expect it to be closed for 1 - 2 weeks. There’s an attendant on duty at the gate.

9  Thank bloorangersfan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing long beautiful beach. Sunsets are the best here. Warning! The road in was super rough. Go slow and give yourself time to get to the beach. It took us a lot longer than planned; the road goes a ways back. Totally worth it!!!

Thank Jilian K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coolest beach on Kaua'i. Jeep is definitely recommended for this! (Skip renting the Mustang on your trip) I'm not sure if I loved the mud road getting there or the beach itself more. The views were absolutely incredible and because this is a task to...More

Thank NikonWorldTraveler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have given this 5 starts if it was not for the horrible road to get there. 5 miles of pot holes and mud. Really is worth it though. Much better in a Jeep or truck but many cars were there as well.

Thank QQ1971
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

April 4, 2018, due to so much rain, the road is currently closed. It’s about 3.5 miles each way to the park/beach/pond on a red mud road, and you will have to wade through water for a lot of the walk, but the beach was...More

2  Thank CanFam333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can endure the bumpy road it totally worth it!! Most beautiful beach ever!! You can drive right up on the beach. Sunset is amazing with the clouds rolling in and mountains in the background!

1  Thank lkennedy80
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying you can get back there in a car but buy the rental insurance first. Lol. This road is rough but it’s worth it. Beautiful beach and surrounding mountains.

Thank Foddie-Traverler
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The south end of the Island was raining, so we headed to the north west end & drove the 4 miles of Potholes! We heard it was beautiful, but was not prepared for the sight of this Beautiful Beach & state park! It reminded us...More

Thank ladesign29
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We went at night to go stargazing since it was pretty clear out. We chose Polihale since there would be no light pollution. Goodness, the drive there was atrocious. It took us roughly 40 minutes to drive about 4 miles on the dirt road. It...More

Thank isayjocelyn
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bloorangersfan
9 April 2018|
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Response from bloorangersfan | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been out there this week, but, according to the Hawaii State Parks website, it's still closed.
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Aaron J
26 May 2016|
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Response from Teresa S | Reviewed this property |
On a Friday afternoon, I could count perhaps 10 vehicles along a lengthy stretch of perhaps half a mile of beach. It is limited in the number of visitors due to the long, rough ride to reach this beach. Be aware, there are... More
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TravellingLady783
25 January 2016|
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Response from Happymomoffive | Reviewed this property |
As linh88 said, there is a small dirt parking area under trees (2-3 cars size). We were able to park there. We didn't drive or park on the sand.
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