Polihale Beach

Kauai, Hawaii

Polihale is serene, remote and the longest stretch of beach in Hawaii.

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If you are looking for serenity, beauty and a place to escape the crowds, checkout Polihale Beach on Kauai’s west coast. Be warned however, you will need to traverse a very bumpy undeveloped road to reach the beach but it’s worth it.

 

Polihale is a remote beach located in Polihale State Park, about a 25 minute drive from the town of Kekaha.  Here you’ll find the longest stretch of beach in the state of Hawaii surrounded by the majestic Na Pali cliffs and sand dunes that can reach heights nearing 100 feet. This is a great beach for shelling, long beach walks and spectacular sunsets. Strong currents and no lifeguard make it is a notoriously dangerous beach for swimming.

 

Facilities

The park has running cold water, toilets, simple semi-private showers and a few pavilions. You should bring additional water, food, and an umbrella as there is very little shade near the water’s edge.

Camping is by permit only. You can’t purchase anything in the park. Be sure to bring everything you will need.

 

Tip:

Driving on the beach is allowed. However, if you get stuck in the sand, dig the sand away from your tire s and use the floor mats to drive out.

 

How to get there:

Polihale Beach and State Park is located at the end of Highway 50 and accessed by taking a rough dirt road with many ruts and potholes. Most rental car companies forbid you to take their cars here unless you have a 4WD vehicle.

 

Take Hwy. 50 (Kaumualii Highway) past Kekaha and the main gate of the Pacific Missile Range Facility. Watch for a sign on the left that says Polihale and follow the dirt road to a small state park. Park here and walk down to the beach.

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