Polihale Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Polihale Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Polihale Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
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Polihale Beach, Kauai

 

The Polihale Beach is located on the westernmost end of Kauai. Being an extension of the Barking Sands Beach, it is the longest beach in Hawaii with a 17 mile long stretch of beautiful white sand. The sand dunes can reach towering heights of over a hundred feet. The currents are can be very fierce since the most of the beach is unprotected from the strong winds and powerful waves.

However, there is a small portion encircled by reef which is safe for swimming. This area is called the Queen’s pound. It is located on the southern portion of Polihale Beach which is near the Barking Sands Beach. Swimmers are warned to be extra careful since there is no lifeguard stationed on the beach.

Polihale Beach offers amenities including showers, restrooms, picnic tables and clean drinking water. It is accessible through a dirt road, but some locals prefer to drive on the sand. Tourists are warned from doing this as the route is isolated and far from civilization.

The majestic cliffs of Na Pali begin at the Polihale Beach’s northern point where the Polihale State Park

is also located. The Polihae’s most distinctive archeological feature is the heaiu, or Hawaiian temple, located on the northern part of the beach.

 
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