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Polihale State Park

Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-587-0400
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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” (137 reviews)
“wheel drive” (52 reviews)
“rental car” (57 reviews)
Off Kaumuali'i Highway, Hwy 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-587-0400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all - we saw cars attempting the road in sedans who made it unscathed, but why risk it? 4WD is preferable as it a bumpy road. Second - the water conditions are very rough. Going out even just 1 metre from shore, the...More

Thank Monica B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We drove here after driving up to see Waimea Canyon. What a stunning beach! There were very few other people there and it was just breathtaking to be on this unspoiled beach. I highly recommend coming here. The waves were very rough so this is...More

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this spot 38 years ago in or honeymoon. Challenging road to get to-- dirt road takes 30 minutes if it's rained recently-- and it's at the far end of the road but it's the last beach south of Na Pali coast. It's beautiful...More

Thank sjanderson6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dirt road with pools of water. Bumping along, laughing and having a great time. Got to the beach and what a view. Bathrooms there to use. Yes worth the visit and would do it again.

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing beach with rough waves, not suitable for swimming or snorkeling. Increditable white sand dunes and views. Road in is very bad for about 3 miles. No potable water and limited facilities. Area is prone to crime.

Thank odessa712
Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems like you are on a road to nowhere but after nearly a 5 mile trek over a severely rough dirt road you end up at one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. I would not recommend this journey in anything lower to...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive here is very off the beaten path, literally you have to drive on a dirt road to get here. It was quite an adventure but I would suggest having four wheel drive since there are bumps and some sand you have to drive...More

1  Thank Stef G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to take a dirt path to get here but so worth it. I've traveled all around the world and this has to be the nicest beach I've ever been too. It's very secluded and not many people go to this beach. It was...More

Thank Semideya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A long drive on bumpy dirt road reveals the most spectacular beach and mountains ever. Worth it. A must. Have a 4 wheel drive and bottles of water. Awesome day. Great surf

Thank Max S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This beach was amazing and well worth the trip. We had a 4WD and the dirt road was totally fine. You could easily do it at the moment in a normal car as far as the first car park area (queens ponds). After that it...More

Thank Joanne024
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Aaron J
26 May 2016|
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Response from EscoDave | Reviewed this property |
Every time we are there....we hardly see anyone.....most people don't want to drive down the old sugar cane road....bumpy but easily accessible with any vehicle...and many don't want to drive down to the end of the road past... More
26 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.
Matthew B
3 March 2015|
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Response from ScottJ1 | Reviewed this property |
I think so because camping is allowed and cars drive on the beach. But I can't recall seeing remnants of past fires when we were there