Polihale State Park

Polihale State Park is a remote wild beach in the western side of the island of Kauai. It is located near the town of Kekaha and accessed by a dirt sugarcane road that offers new vistas to the place.

The beach is about seventeen miles long white sand area with about one hundred feet sand dunes and desert cactus plants. The park is bordered in the north by the Na Pali coast and in the east by the field of agriculture.

The park is located to the north of the Pacific Missile Range facility and closeby is the Barking Sands beach. Swimming is recommended when the waters are calm and is best practiced at the Queens Pond area for safe and calm swimming.

Surfing and snorkeling are not best activities in the area as the beach drops off rapidly to deep waters and there are also strong currents in the ocean. Among the facilities offered in the park include running cold water, showers and pavilions and visitors should take care to bring in additional water, food, umbrellas and shading equipment.

Polihale beach is the longest stretch of beach in Hawaii and beach combing and shelling can be fun activities besides watching sunset over the forbidden Island of Nihau.

Polihale State Park

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